Technology & Equipment

Explore our growing collection of non-traditional items available at the Main Library. These materials are for valid Palatine cardholders only.

Library of Things

We have a collection of unique and nontraditional items to check out. Consider borrowing one instead of purchasing something you may not use very often and help reduce wasted resources.


We have three kinds of cameras available:

Borrow cameras for one week from the Digital Media Center. 

Digital Media Center Equipment

Visit our Digital Media Center to check out cameras and other equipment to help you with your creative projects.


Check out STEM Kits and explore a variety of science, technology, engineering, and math topics. Kits include hands-on activities, learning games, or scientific equipment. 


Borrow a Kindle reader preloaded with best-selling titles from our Readers Assistance Desk. Keep a Kindle for three weeks; renew it if no one is waiting.

Browse and reserve a Kindle.


Borrow a Roku for two weeks to stream movies and TV shows from Netflix, Vudu, and more.

Place a hold now or learn more about our Rokus.