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The Wired Library

Tech 2 Go

I was once giving a presentation on circulating nontraditional items. When one librarian stood up and casually mentioned that her library circulated bicycles, I nearly fell over. Others told me that their libraries circulate cake pans, power tools, musical instruments, paintings, and more. I once heard, and I half hope this is not real and half want to hear the assuredly amazing stories, of a library that was circulating costumes.

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Borrowing Art @ The Library

I love to hear stories about art being made more accessible to everyday people. Besides books, I love art, but cannot always find the time or extra spending money to drive to local museums. Library Journal posted a story about two art lending libraries, one in Minneapolis and the other in Iowa City, where people can “check out” 3D artworks and take them home.

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Can I Check This Out? : Circulating Collections Beyond Books, CDs, and DVDs

The public library’s role is changing in the 21st century. Although digital services encompass a large portion of that change, public libraries are a critical resource center for many different types of resources. It is one thing to offer a local history or graphic novel collection, but it is entirely different to offer cake pans […]