Library of Things

Currently, our “Library of Things” collection is very small, but it will grow!

Patrons with a Northville District Library card may borrow one of these useful, fun, creative items from our collection.

Orion Starblast 4.5 Telescope Image

Telescope Collection

Get started exploring the night sky with the library’s new circulating telescope collection! The Orion Starblast 4.5 Altazimuth Reflector Tabletop Telescope is a grab-and-go, family-friendly scope for beginner and intermediate astronomy enthusiasts. The telescope collection was made possible by a generous gift from The Friends of the Library. Please contact the Circulation Desk for telescope availability, (248) 349-3020.

Contents:

  • Orion Starblast 4.5 Altazimuth Reflector Telescope with mounted EZ Finder II Reflex Sight
  • Two removable eyepieces: 17 mm Explorer II eyepiece lens and 6mm Explorer II eyepiece lens (stored in eyepiece lens box)
  • Eyepiece lens box
  • Microfiber cleaning cloth
  • Supportive documents featured in a folder
  • Bauer 650 Medium-Sized Wheelie Bag or Gard Euphorium Wheelie Bag.

NEVER LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN WITH A TELESCOPE.
Permanent vision and scope damage could result.

Loan Period and Fines:

  • 7-day loan (no renewals).
  • No holds allowed.
  • $5 per day overdue fine.
  • $370 replacement fee assessed after 2 weeks.

Borrowing Policy:

Borrower must be 18 years old or older, and have a valid Northville District Library card that is not blocked.

Telescope must be returned directly to the Northville District Library Circulation Desk. Please contact the Circulation Desk for Telescope availability, (248) 349-3020. THANK YOU!

Image of old wifi hotspot

Mobile WiFi Hotspots

Check out one of our mobile WiFi hotspots and access the Internet for free from home, your car or when you are on vacation!  The mobile hotspots work in any area where T-Mobile has coverage. Check T-Mobile coverage map to see if your area is covered.

Loan Period and Fines:

  • Unlimited Data.
  • 14 day loan (no renewals and no consecutive checkouts).
  • No holds allowed.
  • $2 per day overdue fine.
  • $75 replacement fee assessed after 40 days and unit service is remotely disabled.
  • Only 1 Hotspot per household.

Borrowing Policy:

Borrower must be 18 years or older and have a valid and unblocked Northville District Library card.

Hotspots must be returned directly to the Northville District Library Circulation Desk. Please contact the Circulation Desk for Hotspot availability, (248) 349-3020. THANK YOU!

Webcam

Northville HD Webcam

The full HD Webcam produces sharp, clear images over a WiFi connection. The Webcam Plug and Play works with USB 2.0, NO additional drivers required. Ready to use in less than 1 min with any compatible device. Supports Mac/ Windows/ Chrome OS/ Android TV and more. Supports a wide variety of video conferencing software; Zoom, Yahoo, Skype, and many more. The built-in dual noise-canceling microphones reduce ambient noise to enhance the sound quality of your video. The privacy cover for the PC Webcam covers the lens when it is not in use. The convenient foldable design allows you to easily take it anywhere. Just plug it in and you are ready to go!

Loan Period and Fines:

  • 14 day loan (No renewals).
  • No holds allowed.
  • $2 per day overdue fine.
  • $50 replacement fee assessed after 7 days.
  • Only 1 Webcam per household.

Borrowing Policy:

Borrower must be 18 years or older and have a valid and unblocked Northville District Library card.

Webcams must be returned directly to the Northville District Library Circulation Desk. Please contact the Circulation Desk for Webcams availability, (248) 349-3020. THANK YOU!