Other Items to Borrow

Backyard Birding Kit

  • Check out time of one week
  • Click the link above to place a hold
  • Includes two birding books, one pair of adult binoculars, one pair of children's binoculars, and a backpack

 

Ukulele

  • Check out time of two weeks
  • Click the link above to place a hold, or call 603-766-1740 with questions
  • Includes ukulele, tuner, chord book, and case

 

Orion Starblast Telescope

  • Check out time of one week
  • Click the link above to place a hold, or call 603-766-1740 with questions
  • We have star guides, DVDs, and electronic resources to get you started
  • Provided through a generous gift by the NH Astronomical Society
  • Must be 18 or older to sign borrowing agreement

 

Youth Activity Kits

  • Check out time of one week
  • Click the link above to place a hold
  • Magic Kit: Everyday Magic for Kids and essential magic supplies!
  • Yoga for Families Kit: Yoga mat, yoga story books, and Child Light yoga pose cards!
  • Snap Circuits Kit: Snap circuits box with parts, grid and instructions!

 

Kill A Watt Electricity Usage Monitor

  • Check out time of two weeks
  • Click the link above to place a hold
  • Includes Kill A Watt meter and easy to follow instructions
  • Can help you reduce your energy costs and identify appliances that you may want to unplug when not in use to save energy
  • These devices were purchased to support the City of Portsmouth’s initiative to reduce the city’s carbon footprint

 

Operation ID Engraver Kit

  • Check out time of one week
  • Click the link above to place a hold
  • Includes Dremel engraver, carbide point, and printed information sheet

 

HappyLight Compact Energy Sun Lamp

  • Check out time of two weeks
  • Click the link above to place a hold
  • Includes two natural spectrum lamps and instruction booklet

 

Portable LCD Projector

  • Check out time of one week
  • Call 603-427-1540 to place a hold, and plan one week ahead to ensure availability
  • Includes portable projector, power cord, VGA cable, HDMI cable, remote control, 2 AAA batteries, CD-ROM, User Guide, and cloth bag..

 

Policies & Procedures

Content

Lendable items are available to anyone with a Portsmouth Public Library card. By checking out any of these items, you are:

  1. Assuming responsibility for any damage, loss or theft while it is checked out to you.
  2. Assuming responsibility for any injury or accidents to the user while operating the item.
  3. Assuming responsibility for the entire replacement cost of the item.

Lendable items are checked out under the following conditions:

  1. The borrower is a Portsmouth Public Library cardholder over the age of 18 with an account in good standing.
  2. Most items are checked out for one week with no renewals.
  3. A late fee of $2.00/day will be charged for overdue items.

How to Borrow

  1. Place items on hold through the Library’s online catalog (https://portsmouth.bywatersolutions.com/) or by calling (603) 427-2540.
  2. Sign the Loan Agreement when picking up the item, agreeing to the above policies.
  3. Only return items inside the Library, do not place in bookdrop.