Library of things

The Sacramento Bee:

Have you ever had the urge to play around with a music synthesizer or take a GoPro camera on an adventure, but didn’t want to own one?
It may soon be possible, once the Sacramento Public Library launches its new “Library of Things” program later this month. Library patrons will be able to check out a variety of tools, technology and home appliances the same way they currently borrow books.

Sounds like a perfect extension of what a library already is. That’s one of the great things about living on a college campus – if I need some (relatively) obscure bit of technology, I can either go to a lab that has it available for student use, or sometimes just check it out from the library. I’d love to see that sort of thing implemented nationally.


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