Books & More

  • We’ve Got That!

    We have much more than books, movies, and music at the Library. Many of the items listed below may be checked out for seven days, except where noted otherwise. Items marked with * are only available for in-library use.


  • LINKcat

    Find and place holds on library materials from throughout the South Central Library System using LINKcat, our online catalog. You can also download the LINKcat Mobile App in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store


  • Access to the Internet

    We can help you to access the Internet for free at the Library or from home.

    • ChromeBooks*
    • Public Computers with Office Suite 2016*
    • Wifi Hotspots

  • Audio Visual Equipment

    Check out the A/V equipment you need for your next meeting, party, or photo shoot.

    • CD Players
    • Karaoke Machine
    • Portable Mini Speaker
    • Projectors
    • Tabletop Photo Studio Kit
    • UHF Wireless Microphone System

  • Automotive Repair

    Home mechanics might want to visit the Library before spending money at a local auto shop. The Library also offers an in-house collection of Chilton’s Car Repair Manuals and online access to the Auto Repair Source.

    • Auto Trim Removal Kit
    • Car Scan Inspector Kit

  • Baking Equipment

    Stop by the Library before you invest in specialty baking pans and equipment, including a complete lefse-making kit and a set of sandbakkel tins available for fans of Scandinavian baked goods. A catalog of available cake pans may be viewed at the Library. Check out baking equipment and tools at the circulation desk.

    • Cake Pans
    • Decorating Tip Kit
    • Lefse-Making Kit
    • Sandbakkel Tins

  • Crafting Kits, Tools & Equipment

    We have a wide selection of kits and tools for crafters and scrapbookers. Some items may be checked out, while others may be used in the Library. Preview available die cut and stamp designs at the circulation desk.

    • Button Makers*
    • Craft Scissors
    • Die Cuts*
    • Embosser
    • Heat Press*
    • Paper Punches
    • Silhouette Cutter*
    • Sizzix Machines & Dies
    • Stamp Kits
    • Woodburning & Soldering Pens*

  • Digital Conversion Equipment

    Convert old photos, slides, and negatives to digital formats with one of our film and photo scanners, available for checkout from the circulation desk.

    • Digital Film Scanners
    • DVD Recorder/VCR

  • Exploration Equipment

    Go on a treasure hunt with our metal detector, gaze up at the stars with one of our telescopes, or go geocaching with a GPS navigator. Check for availability at our circulation desk.

    • GPS Navigator
    • Metal Detector
    • SUNoculars
    • Telescopes

  • Family Entertainment & Education

    Explore our growing collection of materials for families who love to read and play together. Preview our board game collection online. Loan periods are indicated in parentheses.

    • Bag-o-Books (28 days)
    • Board Games (14 days)
    • Busy Bags (14 days)
    • DVD Binge Boxes (28 days)
    • Immersive Reality Books (14 days)
    • Kids’ Activity Backpacks (14 days)
    • Preloaded Kindles (14 days)
    • Puzzles (14 days)
    • Video Games (14 days)

  • Household Maintenance

    Check out handy gadgets for seven days to help you with your home maintenance projects.

    • Industrial Endoscope
    • Self-Leveling Cross-Line Laser
    • Stud Sensor
    • Thermal Leak Detector
    • Watts Up? Power Meter

  • Sewing Machines & Quilt Die Cuts

    We have several sewing machines and a serger for use in the Library. We also have Accuquilt die cuts to help you make uniform pieces for your quilting projects. Contact the circulation desk to check on machine and room availability.

    • Accuquilt Machine & Dies*
    • Serger Machine*
    • Sewing Machines*

  • Workshop

    Our innovative makerspace has a variety of tools and equipment for creators to use during Open Lab and by appointment. Email michaels@deforestlibrary.org to schedule time to use Workshop equipment.

    • 3D Printer*
    • 3D Printing Pens*
    • CNC X-carver*
    • Woodworking Tools*

  • *In-library use only