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Other Items for Check Out

St. Louis County Library offers a variety of unique items for check-out. All of the items below can be checked out for 14-days with a valid SLCL card. View borrowing loan period and item limits.


Patrons can check out binoculars for use in their own backyards, at the zoo, concerts or sporting events. The program is a partnership with the St. Louis Astronomical Society.

Chromebook and Hotspot kits

Each kit contains everything needed to connect to the internet at home, including a Chromebook and a Wi-Fi hotspot. 

Fishing Equipment 

Patrons can choose from a fishing pole or a kit that comes with a pole and a tackle box. The fishing equipment is provided through a partnership with the Missouri Department of Conservation.

Musical Instruments 

The current collection includes ukuleles, acoustic guitars, banjos, bongos, keyboards, xylophones, bass guitars, box drums, electric guitars and djembes. Instructional music books and DVDs are included with most of the instruments, along with a hard case to protect it from damage.

Portable Projectors

Portable projectors are perfect for outdoor movies, business presentations and other creative ideas such as gaming and art projects. 


All SLCL branches have a selection of puzzles for all age groups. Visit your local branch to see what’s available. 

Tabletop Games

A variety of tabletop games are available including Catan, Star Wars Rebellion, Kingdom Builder, Karuba and more.


Telescopes come with instructions and hints on where to look for various constellations. The Borrow a Telescope program is made possible by donations from the Astronomical Society and the St. Louis County Library Foundation.

Wi-Fi Hotspots

Access the internet on the go, anywhere, any time with a mobile Hotspot. Free mobile internet access is being provided by the St. Louis County Library through T-Mobile.