Library of Things

Seed Library - Coming 22 April

Launching at Watsons Bay Library on 22 April 

A seed library provides a place where the community can exchange seeds. Seed libraries help to promote sustainable gardening practices by supporting the local community to save seeds and grow their own food.

A seed library stocks a variety of seeds which you can borrow, allowing you to plant and grow at home. Once seeds have ripened and fully matured, they can be saved and returned to share with others.

Borrow or contribute seeds by visiting Watsons Bay Library during opening hours. 

Did you pick up a free Seed Pet Pots craft this month? Decorate your very own Seed Pet Pot, take care of it and watch your pet grow!


Thermal Imaging Camera 


Thermal Imaging Cameras are available to borrow for 7 days. The camera may be renewed and reserved under an adult library card.

The camera can be used to identify energy efficiency in the home by finding gaps in insulation, comparing the performance of different walls and rooms in the home, finding air leaks and identifying water leaks or damp issues.

Check availability and make a reservation.

Kids' STEM Kits 


Stem Kits are available to borrow at all of our library locations. A limit of 1 Stem Kit per adult library card can be issued or 3 weeks. Kits can be renewed of reserved under an adult library card.

The STEM kits offer a wide range of activities for children to learn science and technology in a fun and engaging way – from programming small robots, coding computer games and conducting simple science experiments.

Check availability and make a reservation.

Reader Pens 


Reader Pens are available to borrow for 3 weeks, with renewals and reservations available. The reader pen is a portable scanning pen that reads printed text out loud using an embedded camera.

The voiceover is available in English, Spanish or French. The device also offers multiple built-in dictionaries to search definitions and can be used as a supportive tool for those with reading difficulties. 

Check availability and make a reservation.