Library of Things

The Library of Things is a collection of fun and useful gadgets, tools, games, and equipment you can check out with your library card.

  • All items are available for 3-week checkout by Morton Grove cardholders only
  • Return items in the outside bookdrop or inside the Library
  • Complete the Request An Item form to suggest an addition to the collection


Air Quality Detector

Air Quality Detector
Indoor Air Quality Monitor for detecting formaldehyde (HCHO), volatile organic compounds (TVOC), PM2.5/PM1.0/PM10, temperature and humidity and calculating the air pollution level from the detection results of these pollutants.

Bike Lock

Bike Lock
Bicycle lock with key designed to secure bicycle to a bike rack.

Blood Pressure Unit

Blood Pressure Unit
Adult blood pressure unit with one button operation and digital readout of pulse and blood pressure.

Bose Bluetooth Speaker

Bluetooth speaker
Waterproof portable speaker with up to 6 hours of play time from a rechargeable battery. Pair with any Bluetooth-enabled device.

Electrical Test Kit

Electrical Test Kit
Electrical Test Kit that automatically detects standard voltage in cables, cords, circuit breakers, lighting fixtures, switches, outlets, and wires. Can detect most common wiring problems in standard receptacles.

GoPro Hero 7 Black

GoPro Hero 7 Black camera
Digital camera with accessories designed for action and adventure video and photography.

Kill-A-Watt Watt Detective

Watt Detective
Electricity meter that measures how much energy your household appliances and electronics use. Assess the efficiency of items in your home and calculate your electrical expenses to help save on energy costs.

Mobile Hotspot

Mobile hotspot
Wi-Fi hotspot that allows you to connect your device to the Internet wherever you go.

Multimedia Projector

Movie projector with AV, USB, SD, HDMI, VGA, and headphone plugs that connects with most media players.

Nintendo NES Classic Edition

NES classic
Miniaturized version of the Nintendo Entertainment System from the 1980s. Includes 30 pre-loaded retro games as originally designed with optional display modes.

Roku Express

Roku Express
Roku Express stick to stream television, movies, and music from the internet to your HDTV. Rokus from the Library include free access to paid streaming services like Netflix and Vudu, along with the library services Kanopy and Hoopla.

Snow 7 HD Plus Video Magnifier

Snow 7 HD Plus Video Magnifier
7-inch handheld video magnifier with text-to-speech technology. HD camera with 1.5 G memory capacity (1000 pictures). Image transmission between device and computer available.

Tool Kit

Black + Decker Tool Kit
Assortment of tools for home repair and basic projects in a 16-inch toolbox.

Water Quality Tester: TDS Meter

Water Quality Tester: TDX Meter
Water Quality Tester to check the purity of your household and drinking water. Can be used to check drinking water, water filter checks, and aquariums.

Zumba Kit

Zumba Kit
Zumba fitness kit including DVDs and toning sticks.