Library of Things
Library collections have grown to include a variety of items for promoting recreation, fitness and digital literacy.
Our "Library of Things" is always growing and includes snowshoes, puzzles, iPads, Chromebooks, and other tech gear. Through a partnership with The Blue Mountains Creator Space, trained library patrons may borrow digital arts equipment.
Technology Loans will commence when L.E. Shore Library reopens to the public on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. Complete the Technology Loan Agreement.
Visiting the cottage? Looking for a rainy day activity? Browse our selection of puzzles at L.E. Shore Library. Loans are 3 weeks. See Puzzles in our catalogue.
All iPads may be borrowed for 1-week loan by library patrons 18-years-old and up, who have signed the Technology Loan Agreement.
iPad Air for Children
iPad Air tablets loaded with apps for children. While these are great for kids, they have Safari, Mail, Camera, Facetime and all the basic apps. Place a hold in the catalogue.
iPad 10.2-inch with Apple Pencil
iPad tablet with Apple Pencil and Adobe design apps and Procreate. Place a hold on the iPad with Apple Pencil.
iPad Pro 12.9" 512GB model with Apple Pencil
iPad tablet with Apple Pencil and design apps, including Abode apps and Procreate. Available through the Blue Mountains Creator Space to library patrons. Place a hold on the iPad Pro with Apple Pencil.
Some training resources
Create a Comic Strip using Procreate from Creator Space
iOS 13 and iPadOS: iPhone and iPad Essential Training from Lynda.com Lynda.com is free with your BMPL library card
iPad by Apple Support: a series of short videos produced by Apple
Chromebooks are laptops based on Chrome OS operating system. They require internet access. They are perfect for surfing the internet. While you can "Browse as a Guest", you'll need to have a gmail account to install any Chrome extensions like Google Docs or Google Classroom. They have a webcam and microphone, so you use them for videoconferencing, but you'll need a Google account to install an extension like Zoom. Chromebooks are available for 1-week loan to patrons who are 18-years-old and up. Place a hold on a Chromebook.
Digital Camera Kits
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 Camera Kit
A Canon EOS Rebel SL1 digital camera is available for 1-week loan to patrons aged 18 and up. The kit includes the SL1 camera, 3 lenses (55-250mm, 18-55mm, 40mm), battery, charger, 2 instruction manuals, 32GB SD card, and a carrying case. Borrowers must sign the Technology Loan Agreement. Place a hold on the Canon EOS SL1.
360 Video Kit with Fusion GoPro Camera
This camera kit (camera, 3 lenses (55-250mm, 18-55mm, 40mm, battery, charger, 2 instruction manuals, 32GB SD card, carrying case) is available through the Blue Mountains Creator Space to library patrons 18+ who have signed the Technology Loan Agreement. Place a hold on the 360 GoPro kit.
Green Screen Kit
A green screen and supporting hardware are available for 1 week loan. Place a hold on the Green Screen Kit.
Digital Projector and Portable Screen
Oculus Go Virtual Reality Standalone Headset
When you borrow the Oculus Go, don't forget to watch the built-in tutorial. For more details, watch Oculus Go Complete Walkthrough on YouTube.
TBM Creator Space Audio, Video and Sound Equipment
The Library is a partner with the TBM Creator Space Digital Lab. Members of the library who are credentialed by the Creator Space, may borrow technical equipment for 1-week loan. Equipment includes: Blackmagic Digital Cinema Camera Package, DSLR Photography Camera Kit, LED Lights, Light Stands, Portable Sound Kit, Boom Mic Kit and Pole, Follow Focus Camera Rig, Video Tripod, Photo Tripod, Reflectors, SoftBoxes, and more. If you are interested in becoming qualified to use this equipment, contact Tracey at email@example.com.