The Wichita Public Library's "Library of Things" offers a variety of equipment you can borrow for at-home use. An adult (18+) Wichita Public Library card in good standing is required to borrow these materials (unless otherwise noted).
Chromebooks are available to check out from a dispenser at the Advanced Learning Library and can be used anywhere inside the Advanced Learning Library, including the terrace on the second floor. This is ideal for flexible work within the Library. Chromebooks may not be removed from the building.
You can borrow a Chromebook for 3 hours. Chromebooks can be checked out on a minor library card.
Sponsored by Pure State Services LLC, these radon detectors let customers test radon levels in their homes or businesses. Radon is a colorless, odorless and radioactive gas that can accumulate indoors over time. The gas is a decay of Uranium/Radium that is released into the air, and is the second leading cause of lung cancer. According to the EPA, Sedgwick County is considered to be a medium risk zone for radon.
You can borrow a radon detector for 14 days. There are 2 renewals for this item.
Bring these creative and educational STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) kits to your home! Each STEAM kit comes with different themed activities and books that take learning to a whole new level. These STEAM kits are intended for grade 4+ but can be adjusted according to different age levels.
You can borrow a STEAM to GO! Kit for 14 days. There are 0 renewals for this item. Only 1 kit can be checked out on a library card at a time. STEAM to GO! kits can be checked out on a minor library card.