Library of Things
The Library of Things is a collection of items such as musical instruments, games, and equipment that can be checked out from our library with your card. This collection is a natural evolution of the library’s traditional lending model and supports Coppell's sustainability efforts while perpetuating a learning environment. This collection allows our patrons to "try before you buy", save money, and to discover something new.
How long can I check out a Thing?
All Things check out for three weeks.
Who can check out a Thing?
Things can only be checked out by adult resident cards, adult nonresident fee cards, CISD staff, and Coppell city employees.
Can I renew a Thing?
No. There are no renewals on the Things.
How many Things can I borrow?
Only one Thing can be borrowed at a time. Exceptions can be made for Umbrellas and Tote Bags.
Who can borrow a Thing?
Only adult cardholders (including residents, nonresidents, and CISD staff) can borrow Things. Nonresident TexShare Cardholders can not borrow Things.
How do I return a Thing?
All Library of Things must be returned to a staff member at the Front Desk during open hours. We do not accept Things at the Drive-thru window or through the book drop.
Bicycle Repair Kit
This bicycle repair kit has everything you need to repair your bike. The kit includes a 16-in-1 bike multi-tool, all iron bone wrench, bike crank extractor kit, bottom bracket remover, pump, bag, and tube repair patch.
Enjoy crisp, detailed views and dependable performance. Celestron's mid-sized Outland X Series was designed to meet the needs of every outdoor enthusiast. A neck strap, objective lens caps, eyepiece rainguard, durable carrying case, lens cloth, and instruction manual are all included.
Bocce Ball Set
Our Bocce Ball set is a fun outdoor game to play with the whole family. Simply set up it anywhere! Ideal for family picnics, camping, backyard games, beaches, parties, and other social events.
Learn to crochet with this beginner kit. The crochet kit includes one book, one DVD, nine crochet hooks of varying size, tape measure, stitch markers, and yarn needles. Does not include yarn.
Perfect for Beginners or Experts: From seasoned musicians to budding beginners, the Ohuhu Electric Piano Keyboard provides musical delight for every ability level. Rhythm, notes and melody are just the beginning!
Electricity bills are rising. Now you can count power consumption by the kilowatt-hours and assess what appliances are actually worth keeping plugged in. Simply connect to a standard outlet and then plug a device in to this unit. You are able to check the quality of your power by monitoring voltage, amp, frequency and power factor.
Go Pro Hero 7 Camera
The second most advanced model in the HERO7 lineup and one of the most advanced action cameras of its time, the GoPro HERO7 Silver records 4K video at up to 30 fps, shoots 10MP photos, and offers many sophisticated features to go along with the image capture. These features include digital stabilization for smoother video, voice control allowing for hands-free commands, a photo timer for individual and group selfies, and a GPS function that tracks your speed, distance, and other factors and lets you document these in the included GoPro app for iOS and Android.
This full-size guitar is perfect for beginners and experienced players alike. This all-inclusive set comes with a carrying case, extra strings, a strap with a pick holder, a tuner, pick guard, cleaning cloth, capo, and pick set.
Home Repair Tool Set
The Hyper Tough 110-piece home repair tool set is ideal for do-it-yourself projects around your home. It is suitable for a variety of applications and includes all your basic tool needs for normal repair projects. The tool kit includes : one wood handle 16 oz. hammer, one pair of long nose pliers, 6 precision screwdrivers, one 10 ft. tape measure, 33 piece socket set with ratchet handle, speed dial and 3 inch extension, 22 piece SAE and Metric hex key set, 1 screwdriver handle with 1/4 inch bit holder, 32 piece assorted screwdriver bits, one, 1/4 x 1/4 socket attachment, and one 6 inch adjustable wrench. The handy carrying case keeps everything inside safe and sound.
Learn to knit with this kit that includes everything you need to know to get started. The kit includes one book, one DVD, three pairs of knitting needles, tape measure, stitch gauge, stitch counter, and two blunt needles. Does not include yarn.
This metal detector can detect small metal to a depth of 8 inches and larger objects up to 3 feet. The waterproof search coil enables you to detect underwater. (Note: the control box is not waterproof.)
The Celestron Advanced Stereo Microscope is a low power microscope with sophisticated features such as fully coated glass optics and upper and lower halogen illuminators. With a power range of 20x to 40x, it’s well suited for viewing details on 3D objects like coins, mineral, insects, and documents. The binocular head is fully adjustable for a custom fit and rotates 360° to accommodate a variety of viewing angles. The eyepieces include rubber eyecups for comfortable use during extended viewing sessions. Intended for the discriminating student, hobbyist or professional, the Advance Stereo Microscope is the perfect tool for entomology, component inspection, medical research, scientific analysis, and much more. Microscope comes with four slide cases containing five slides each.
Ozobots are small, smart toy robots that empower gamers and learners to code, play, create and connect the physical and digital worlds. Learn to code with colors! Draw OzoCode color codes on paper or a tablet. Ozobot uses optical sensors to respond—spinning, speeding up and more at your command. After mastering color coding, kids and teens advance with OzoBlockly, Ozobot’s block-based programming language. The Ozobot website has tons of OzoBlockly games and STEM activities.
The Celestron 70mm Travel Scope features high-quality, fully-coated glass optics, a potent 70mm objective lens, a lightweight frame, and a custom backpack to carry it all. Our telescope for astronomy beginners is equipped with two high-quality eyepieces (20mm and 10mm) that provide low- and high-power views of celestial objects at night and terrestrial objects during the day.
Help the Library go green! These tote bags are made durable canvas with long shoulder straps for support. The zip close to help keep everything together.
Tumbling Tower Game
Get the whole family involved in a super fun game! The Jumbo Wooden Blocks Game provides hours of entertainment for everyone of all ages. Children and adults will love the thrill and excitement!
This Austin Bazaar exclusive Kala KA-C concert ukulele bundle includes all the accessories you need to start playing right out of the box. In addition to the ukulele, this Austin Bazaar bundle includes a gig bag, clip-on digital tuner, instructional DVD, and polishing cloth. You know you're going to need these accessories, so save big with an all-in-one bundle from Austin Bazaar!
Forgot your umbrella in your car? We've got you covered! Borrow an umbrella at the front desk to help keep you and your books dry.
USB Microphone Kit
This USB Microphone Kit makes high quality desktop recording simple! Just plug the USB microphone into you computer’s port, it even works automatically with your mac or pc. No drivers required. The USB Microphone Kit is equipped with a condenser mic, microphone desktop stand, metal shock mount, pop filter, USB A to B cable, anti-wind foam cap and an aluminum case.