Library of Things


Click here to learn about our circulating bakeware collection.

Birdwatching Kits

Manlius Library circulates three birdwatching kits, complete with binoculars, a CD of birdsongs, and Peterson’s Bird Guide. They circulate for 3 weeks and carry a late fine of $1 per day.

Binge Boxes

Perfect for movie nights, long weekends, days you are stuck inside, or when you just want to watch movies all day! We’re always looking for new boxes to add, so please let us know if you have a binge box idea! Email if you have a suggestion!

Current selections:

  • Aliens
  • Avengers
  • Christmas (3 boxes)
  • Classics
  • DC (superheroes)
  • Disaster!
  • 80s Teens
  • 80s Fantasy
  • Frankenstein
  • Hitchcock
  • Literary Films
  • Mafia
  • Marvel (superheroes)
  • Musicals
  • Pixar (Disney)
  • Princesses (Disney)
  • Rom Com
  • Summer
  • Westerns
  • Zombies


Click here to read about our circulating internet kits, so you can borrow wireless internet for any location where there is a cellular signal.

e-Readers & Tablets

Manlius patrons may borrow and take home one of several e-readers and tablets pre-loaded with select popular titles. These devices include:

  • Amazon Kindle
  • Amazon Kindle Fire
  • Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
  • iPad Air
  • Nook Simple Touch
  • Samsung Nook

Patrons must have a Manlius Library card in good standing. Devices circulate for 2 weeks and are non-holdable and non-renewable.

Current list of titles on Kindles

Current list of titles on Nooks


Do you have out-of-control electricity bills and can’t figure out why? Borrow our Kill-a-Watt device to track electricity usage per outlet. Many appliances, including laptops and phone chargers, use standby power that can add up around the house. The Kill-a-Watt monitor can help you figure out which energy hogs should be unplugged when not in use. The Kill-a-Watt is non-holdable and non-renewable.

Park Passes

Note: Onondaga County Park passes are currently unavailable, and should become available later in 2021.

Manlius Library circulates two Empire Passes for unlimited day-use vehicle entry to any New York State Park, which include Green Lakes State Park in Fayetteville, Clark Reservation State Park in Jamesville, and Chittenango Falls State Park in Cazenovia. This pass is non-holdable and non-renewable. It circulates for three days and carries a $5 per day late fine.

The library also circulates three Onondaga County Park passes, good for free admission into county parks as listed below. Fees for other programs or activities at the parks are not covered by the pass. These passes are non-holdable and non-renewable. They each circulate for three days and carry a $5 per day late fine. 

Onondaga County Park Passes can be used at:

  • Beaver Lake Nature Center (one vehicle)
  • Highland Forest (up to four visitors)
  • Jamesville Beach Park (one personal vehicle)
  • Oneida Shores Park (one personal vehicle)
  • Pratt’s Falls Park (up to four visitors)
  • Rosamond Gifford Zoo (up to four visitors)

Manlius Library also has limited free park passes to the Stone Quarry Art Park in Cazenovia. Stop by the front desk to pick one up.


Manlius Library offers two circulating Roku+ Express streaming sticks.  Each Roku is available to circulate for two weeks and is non-holdable and non-renewable.

Each Roku is loaded with subscriptions to Netflix, HBO, Hulu, Showtime, Disney+, ESPN+, Kanopy, hoopla, and Starz, plus free content like Crackle and PBS. You can watch brand new shows as they air on these paid services.

TV Antenna

Want to cut the cord from cable TV? Check out our circulating TV antenna to find over-the-air broadcast options and see if it’s a good fit for your needs.