Library of Things

BPL is so much more than just books. With your library card, you can check out a telescope to explore the stars, board games for family night, a ukulele for your neighborhood jam session or a sewing machine for your first runway collection! 

What's on Loan?

vinyl records
Vinyl Records

Vinyl records made a big comeback—and now you can give one a spin at BPL's Central Library!

Browse the collection
museum passes
Museum Passes

Explore NYC’s museums and attractions with Culture Pass. If you have a library card, you can get free admission to dozens of cultural institutions!

Reserve your passes 
board games
Board Games

Patrons with an adult library card can borrow up to three board games at a time for a period of three weeks from select branches.

Borrow a board game
sewing machines
Sewing Machines

Patrons with a valid adult or young adult library card can borrow one of 14 sewing machines - accessories included! Learn how to borrow a sewing machine and attend sewing classes at BPL to learn how it works!

Borrow a sewing machine

Want to get a closer look at NYC's night skies? Cardholders can now check out a free telescope for three weeks at a time.

Borrow a telescope
musical instruments
Musical Instruments

The first-ever public musical instrument lending library in New York City is at Brooklyn Public Library, and is open to all adult patrons.

Borrow an instrument

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