Walk into a library and walk out with a digital tablet. Or a robot. Or a Frisbee.
Participating libraries in South Florida loan items like electronic devices, robotic devices and bird watching gear.
Use your library account number. Obtaining a library account is free for eligible residents.
Broward libraries loan
- Digital tablets for ages 18 and older
- Playaway Launchpad Learning Tablets loaded with fun & educational apps
- fitness gear, including jump ropes and Frisbees
- Sphero: Spherical robotic device
- iPads pre-loaded for eligible youngsters in K-3rd grade
- BB8 Sphero: Spherical robotic device modeled on Star Wars’ BB-8 droid
- Raspberry Pi kits: Simple single-board computers that teach coding and other tech skills
- Snap circuits: Electronic kits that help children learn and understand engineering concepts
- Intuos drawing tablets: Use to “digitize” physical pieces of artwork
- Finch Robots: Helps students as young as five learn about computer science and coding
- Circuit Scribe: Ball-point pen containing silver conductive ink that can draw circuits instantly on a flexible surface, like paper.
- LEGO Mindstorms: devise robotic LEGO machines, vehicles and other inventions
- Birdwatching backpacks
Information about equipment on loan is on Broward libraries website.
Palm Beach county libraries loan
- STEM Kits, information is online
- Birding Backpacks, include binoculars for an adult and 2 kids, a folding laminated guide of Florida birds, information about parks and other birding locations, information is online
Information about registering for a library account is online.
Miami-Dade libraries loan
- laptops and tablets with free built-in wireless internet access
- Wi-Fi hotspots for up to 15 mobile devices
Information about devices on loan is on the library website.
Other library resources
Libraries in South Florida offer lots of other electronic devices and gear for use in the library. They offer an array of online resources including e-books, films and homework help.
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