Library of Things

Checkout and explore our unique natural environments, test a product, or take up a new hobby with items from our Library of Things collections!
Place a hold, get a notification from your branch, and pick up at Library Takeout. All items check out for up to 3 weeks. Check your local Timberland library branch for details about their Library Takeout days and hours.


Environmental  Education Backpack

Spend time outside exploring and learn how to make nature journals! This backpack contains books on exploring nature, how to create your own nature journals, binoculars, magnifying glass, compass, and Nature scavenger hunt game while you are exploring.


Explore Your Forest Backpack

Explore your forest with Checkout Washington Discover Pass, binoculars (adult and youth), informational maps, stay safe with a first aid kit, track your steps with a clip-on pedometer, observe bugs with a bug box, learn trail etiquette, and much more.


Birding Backpacks for Check Out

Enjoy birdwatching? Check out this birding backpack, which includes a Checkout Washington Discover Pass, 2 pairs of binoculars, an Information booklet, birdwatching books, and birding maps for the Puget Sound and Olympic Peninsula.



Want to try out a new instrument? Available musical instruments guitar, cajon, ukulele, violin, guitalele. Instruments need to be checked out and returned to the Yelm Timberland Library.


Light Therapy Lamps

Feeling the winter blues? Boost your energy, improve your mood, and ease winter blues symptoms. Check out one of our light therapy lamps! Available at each Timberland Library.


Fishing Rod and Tackle Box

Enjoy the outdoors? This kit available in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services - Puget Sound and Olympic Peninsula Complex, includes a Checkout Washington Discover Pass, rods, reels, and more! Available only at Mountain View Timberland Library.



Assistive Devices - WATAP Collection

Devices are organized into categories of Dressing, Kitchen, Household, Reading and Writing, Leisure, Communication, and Computer Access. Detailed information on our WATAP Collection is here.