Library of Things

Missoula Public Library has more than just books and movies!  Your library card gets you access to a variety of nontraditional collection items as well.

  • Life Jackets – Readily available during the summer for children up to 90 lbs.  
  • Assistive Reading Devices – Selection of print magnifying devices to aid with reading. Check the library catalog for availability.
  • Automotive Diagnostic Scanners – Diagnose your automotive trouble with one of MPL’s OBD2 scanners.
  • Travel Kits/Trail Guides – Got a great trip or hike planned out? Check out these materials for your next great destination.
  • Binoculars/Birding Backpacks – These come in handy for your next hiking adventure.
  • Board Games – Unplug for an evening and have some real-life fun with our board game collection. View the full list of board games in our catalog.
  • Puzzles – Do you buy puzzles, work them once and then store them in a closet never to be worked again? Pick up a new one in our puzzle swap area, or bring your puzzles to share with others.
  • Kill-a-Watt Meter – Want to know how much energy that appliance is using? This gadget will tell you.
  • Telescopes – Fully explore Big Sky Country. Thanks to the Western Montana Astronomical Association.  
  • Bike Locks
  • Rokus – Streaming media players
  • Memory Kits – Activity kits for caregivers to use with persons experiencing memory loss.
  • Kitchen Gadgets
  • Wireless Hotspots
  • Phone/Device Chargers

Call (406) 721-2665 for more information.

In addition, MCAT has items you can also check out.

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