Library of Things

Borrow an Experience!

Borrow technology from our Library of Things (LoT) collection. The LoT kits are a fun, hands-on way for people of all ages to learn new things and expand their skills.

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View and request the LoT kits from our catalogue or explore the links below to learn more about them.  


PLay Box: Active Start

PacificSport Okanagan's PLay Box: Active Start promotes physical literacy through movement, play, and exploration. Recommended for ages 3 and up.

Request the Active Start PLay Box

Explore the PLay Box



PLay Box: Fundamentals

PacificSport Okanagan's PLay Box: Fundamentals promotes physical literacy through movement, play, and exploration. Recommended for ages 6 and up.

Request the Fundamentals PLay Box

Explore the PLay Box



Snap Circuits Junior

Learn basic engineering, electronics and circuitry concepts. Recommended for ages 8 and up. 

Request the Snap Circuits Kit 




Birding Backpacks

Get out into nature with our birdwatching kit! Recommended for all ages.

Request a Birding Backpack

Explore Birding Backpacks




Sphero Bolt & iPad 

Sphero BOLT brings robotics, coding, and STEAM principles together - all through play! Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Request the Sphero Bolt & iPad kit

Explore the Sphero Bolt




Ozobot Evo

Learn coding concepts and play with the Ozobot Evo. This small robot can be coded by drawing lines on paper or through a programming system. Recommended for ages 5 and up. 

Request the Ozobot Kit

Explore the Ozobot Kit




Code & Go Robot Mouse

The race is on to build hands-on coding skills. Build a maze using your imagination. Or use the activity cards and then watch Colby, the programmable robot mouse, scurry to find the cheese! Recommended for ages 5 and up. 

Request the Code & Go Mouse Kit

Explore the Code & Go Robot Mouse




Microscope Kit

There are so many small things to see in the world! Young scientists can investigate everything from cells to crystals with the Microscope kit. Recommended for ages 8 and up. 

Request the Microscope Kit

Explore the Microscope




Home Energy Kit

Borrow a thermal imaging camera from the library to see where heat loss is happening in your home. This lending program is possible through a partnership with the City of Kelowna and Fortis BC.

Request the Home Energy Kit

Learn more about the Home Energy Kit




Radon Detector

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in Canada, and the leading cause for non-smokers. Thanks to the generosity of the BC Lung Foundation, the library has radon detector kits you can borrow to measure radon levels in your home.

NOTE: Screening kits are unavailable between April 1 and September 30 on an annual basis, as radon readings are less accurate during the spring and summer months.

Request the Radon Detector Kit

Learn more about the Radon Detector


Aranet4 sensor used to measure CO2.

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Monitor Kit 

The Aranet4 sensor is an innovative air quality monitor that measures carbon dioxide (CO2) level, temperature, relative humidity and atmospheric pressure.

NOTE: These devices are not carbon monoxide detectors and are not life safety devices.  

Request the Carbon Dioxide Monitor Kit 

Learn more about the Carbon Dioxide Monitor Kit 




Did you make something awesome using our LOT kits?

Share your creation/photo with us on social media! Remember to use #ORLMakes so everyone can appreciate, learn, and marvel at your invention!



Lending Policy

  • Most kits can be borrowed for 4 weeks. Exceptions:
    • Home Energy Kit: 2 weeks
    • Carbon Dioxide Monitor Kit: 2 weeks
    • PLay Boxes: 2 weeks
    • Sphero Bolt & iPad: 2 weeks
  • Late fees are $1.00 a day to a maximum of $20.00.
  • 1 renewal if no one else is waiting for the item. 
  • The borrower is responsible for lost, missing, and damaged pieces (see content list with prices included with kit).
  • Return the kit to a staff member at the front desk of your nearest ORL location. Do not use the book drop or leave them outside the library. ·
  • BC One Card patrons: Library of Things kits must be checked out and returned to one of the Okanagan Regional Library branches.