There is more at your libraries than what's on the shelves. You can borrow and use a wide range of resources including robots, sewing machines, 3D printers, gaming consoles, STEAM Zone kits and more. Some items you can borrow to take home, some items can be used in the library.
- Use in the Library
These items can be borrowed to use in the library. Items are provided on a first-come, first-served basis:
- Puzzles and board games
- Laptops and tablets
- Osmo kits - kits may differ between libraries
- Dash robots
- Gaming consoles - Nintendo Switch, XBox & Playstation - available at Karama Library only.
Casuarina, Darwin City and the Nightcliff Libraries have 3D printers available for people to learn about and print 3D items.
Casuarina Library has a sewing machine, an overlocker, dressmaker's dummies, and sewing supplies for you to use in the library. Bring your own project to work on and materials that you need.
Library staff can assist you with the basic use of the machines, but some experience, or a willingness to learn as you go, is required.
These items are available on a first-come, first-served basis. No bookings required.
Please note: not all items are available at each library.
- Borrow to take home
The following items are available to borrow and take home to use. Request them online through Click and Collect, or ask a library staff member to borrow one.
Edison is a programmable robot designed to engage learners from 4-16 years. It makes robotics education accessible to students of all ages. Find out more about Edison Robots
A MaKey MaKey makes STEAM education fun. Turn everyday objects into a touchpad for your computer. Just plug, clip, and play. No programming knowledge needed. Suitable for ages 8 to infinity. Find out more about MaKey MaKeys
STEAM Zone Kits
Enjoy all the fun of a STEAM Zone in your home. Borrow one of our STEAM Zone Kits for 2 weeks and explore a range of activities, tech toys, and more. Each kit is a different theme and includes a range of activities, tools, books, and things to discover. Themes include:
- Backyard Botanist
- Stellar Star Gazing
- Whimsical Weather
- Backyard Biologist
- Remarkable Robotics
- Fantastic Fossils and Bones
- More themes are coming soon.
Request the kit you would like through Click and Collect. Items can be collected from any of the four library locations. STEAM Zone Kits are popular, you will be notified once the kit is available for you to collect.