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Non-Traditional Materials

Check out our list of non-traditional items available for checkout with a library card. You must be 18 years or older to borrow.

Cassette to MP3 Converter

The portable cassette tape player can be converts audio into MP3 digital files.

Photo to Digital Converter

Rapidly digitize your negatives, slides, and 8mm movies.

Film to digital converter

Transform your aging 8mm and Super 8 films into modern digital video.

Video to Digital Converter

Convert old videos from camcorders, VCRs, and DVDs to digital formats.

External DVD Drive

External disk drive DVDR and CD Write/Read capability. 

Kill-A-Watt Electricity Usage Monitor

See at a glance how much energy your home and office appliances use and what they’re costing you. 

Mobile Hotspot 

The mobile hotspot provides an Internet connection via Wi-Fi that can be used by laptops, tablets, game consoles, or any other Wi-Fi enabled devices.

Karaoke machine

This Singing Machine karaoke system is a top-loading player which uses regular CDs as well as CD + Graphics. It includes one microphone with two ports to add a second microphone for duets.

Blood Pressure Kit

Omron 7 series blood pressure monitor kit with easy-wrap cuff. Allows two users to track their readings, displays advanced averaging, and includes irregular heartbeat detector.

Litter Clean-up Kit

Lendable litter collection kits. Kit includes everything needed to organize a litter clean-up walk for as many as four participants.

Memory Kits

The Favorite Things memory series was created for the enjoyment of those with memory loss, their caregivers, and family in order to provide comfort and inspire connections and conversation through reminiscence. 

Maneuverability test parking cones

Set of 5 fluorescent orange cones to practice for the Ohio driving maneuverability test.

Mini Projector

Portable LCD video projector with with WiFi and Bluetooth has real native 1920*1080 resolution (4K support), 9500L brightness and 10000:1 high contrast ratio. 

Projector screen

Portable 100 inch projection screen can be used both indoors and outdoors.

Portable Scanner

Doxie is a portable scanner that scans paper, photos, and receipts anywhere – no computer required.

Metal Detector

Rugged metal detector ideal for detecting treasure in extreme ground conditions.

Portable PA Speaker

This compact and high powered 1200 Watt Karaoke PA sound system is equipped with 8-inch Subwoofer and 3” treble speaker for full-range stereo sound reproduction.

Wireless Microphone

This black wireless handheld microphone system features ultra-wide frequency and broad audio response range with low distortion.

VCR and DVD Player

Combination VCR recorder and DVD player with RCA audio/video cables.

Moisture Meter

This moisture meter is ideal for measuring the moisture content of wood and construction materials.

Portable DVD Player

This portable DVD player can be used in a car or connected to a television.

Endoscope/ borescope inspection camera

Ideal for home inspection, HVAC, automotive, and industrial applications.

Paper shredder

This Aurora shredder accepts up to 8 sheets of 20 lb. bond paper at a time and shreds them into 1/4-inch strips. It also shreds credit cards and CDs / DVDs

Measuring wheel

The measuring wheel – also known as a surveyor’s wheel, clickwheel, odometer, or trundle wheel – is a tool used to measure distances.

Giant Tumbling Timbers

Dismantle the tumble tower and rebuild it without losing any of the blocks or causing the tumble tower to topple over.

Bocce ball set 

Toss the pallino, a small white ball, and then toss or “bowl” the bocce balls to stop as close as possible to the pallino without touching it.

Ladder Golf

Players toss bolas at ladder targets to score various points for wraps on each ladder rung; the higher the rung the higher the points.

Giant Checkers Set

Play checkers in a HUGE new way! REVERSE TO PLAY TIC TAC TOE! Both on alarge 4ft x 4ft canvas checkerboard.


Croquet is a sport that involves hitting wooden or plastic balls with a mallet through hoops (often called wickets) embedded in a grass playing court.


Spikeball is a fun, active and competitive 2 on 2 game played with a combination of rules from 4 square and volleyball.

Beachcombing Kit

Everything you need to go beachcombing for seashells, sea glass, driftwood, or other artifacts.