Welcome to the Library of Things! Discover our collection of non-traditional library items, or things, available to borrow for free with your Brampton Library card.

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The Library of Things Collection

GoPro kits

Want to capture your great adventures and favourite activities? The GoPro HERO & HERO5 Session are small, compact, durable, and easy-to-use cameras for recording high-quality videos and snapping photos on the go. Each GoPro Kit includes a GoPro camera, mounting frame, and various accessories to help you get started. Note: UHS-I microSD card for photo/video storage not provided.

Launchpads

Re-discover the fun in learning and build your digital literacy! Pre-loaded with educational apps and games, Launchpad tablets require no internet connection and allow users to play, read, and explore. Select from versions for ages 3-5, 6-8, 8-10, 10+ & Teens. Launchpad tablets cover subjects that include science, math, building & engineering, critical thinking, creativity, language arts, and more!

Ontario Parks Pass (Day-Use Permit)

The Ontario Parks Pass includes an unlimited daily use permit for one vehicle and its passengers to any provincial park in Ontario during our one-week loan period. Every season offers possibilities for discovery, along hiking trails, in self-guided activities, and more. Enjoy nearby park sites less than 90 minutes drive from Brampton, including Bronte Creek, Darlington, Earl Rowe, Forks of the Credit, Sibbald Point, Springwater, and Wasaga Beach. See the Parks Locator to plan your visit.

Brampton Library acknowledges the support of the Government of Ontario in bringing the health benefits of access to nature to library cardholders. Click here to learn more about Ontario Parks Healthy Parks Healthy People program.

Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives Pass (PAMA)

Free admission passes to the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) are available for loan at Brampton library. Visit the museum for exhibitions plus adult and children's programs. Service Update: PAMA is currently closed to the public and PAMA passes are not available to borrow at this time.

Toronto Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) and Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) Pass

Free admission passes to the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) are available for loan at Brampton library. With the TRCA pass, you can visit Black Creek Pioneer Village, Kortright Centre for Conservation and also go camping, bird watching and much more.


Library of Things Collection Borrowing & Use Guidelines

Borrowing Privileges

A valid Brampton library card in good standing is required to borrow items from the Library of Things collection. Register for a Brampton Library card online or in person at any of our branches. For more information, see Get a Library Card.

Responsibilities

By borrowing an item from the Library of Things Collection, you agree:

  • To follow the Library of Things Collection Borrowing & Use Guidelines as outlined below.
  • To be responsible for the proper care, use, and return of a Library of Things item, with all essential components, borrowed by you or your child (under 16 years).
  • To pay full replacement fees for a Library of Things item and/or essential components of the item that are damaged, lost, stolen, or otherwise not returned.
  • Library of Things items are the property of Brampton Library and the cardholder is not permitted to keep damaged electronics despite paying the replacement fee.

Late Fees & Replacement Fees

  • Service update: late fees will not be charged until further notice. Learn more
  • Replacement fees are applied to all Library of Things items and essential components. The cardholder assumes complete financial responsibility for the borrowed item and will be billed for replacement costs associated with the damage, loss, or failure to return the borrowed item as outlined in the Library Membership & Use - Customers & Members policy.
  • Library of Things items are the property of Brampton Library and the cardholder is not permitted to keep damaged electronics despite paying the replacement fee.
  • Information regarding the replacement costs of Library of Things items and essential components is maintained by the Library and is available upon request.
  • Replacement fees can be paid at any Branch location by cash, personal cheque or debit card. Long overdue accounts may be subject to Recovery Agency actions and additional charges may be levied. Your account must be below $25.00 in order to reinstate your borrowing privileges. Recovery Agency accounts must be paid in full.

Loan Periods and Availability

Library of Things Collection Loan Period Holds Renewals

Item Limit (per cardholder)

Loan Extensions
GoPro Kits (holdable) 21 days 1 99* 1 No
Launchpads 7 days 10 99* 5 No
Launchpads (In-house Use) 2 hours 0 0 1 Yes
Launchpads (Lightning Loan) 7 days 0 0 5 No
Ontario Parks Pass Day-Use Permit

7 days

1 0 1 No
Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives (PAMA) Pass 7 days 1 0 1 No
Toronto Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) and Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) Pass 7 days 1 0 1 No

*Applicable unless the item has been requested by another customer

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