Library of Things

Bakeware

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 lfinger@manliuslibrary.org 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

Circulating WiFi Kits

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

There are two types of hotspots available to borrow: Verizon and T-Mobile. The Verizon Hot Spot can be checked out by any Onondaga County Public Library system cardholder. To borrow a T-Mobile Hot Spot, you must be a Manlius cardholder.

e-Readers & Tablets for Adults

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
  • iPad Mini
  • Nook Simple Touch
  • Samsung Nook

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

Current list of titles on iPads

Current list of titles on Adult Kindles

Current list of titles on Nooks

e-Readers & Tablets for Kids

We also offer Kindles for Kids, with two Kindles Fires designated to circulate outside of the library, and two Kindle Fires that are to stay in the building. Each of these Kindles feature a special blue protective case, and are loaded with basic educational games and videos.

Patrons must have a Manlius Library card in good standing, and be at least 9+ to check out a Kindle. Devices circulate for 3 weeks, are holdable, and have up to two renewals.

Kill-a-Watt

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.

Museum & Park Passes

Empire Pass

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 $1 per day late fine up to $20. Empire Passes are only available to Manlius Library cardholders.

Everson Museum Family Pass

We’re proud to now offer a Everson Museum family pass as part of our collection! This pass is non-holdable and non-renewable, can circulate for three days, and carries a $1 per day late fine up to $20. 

The Everson Museum Family Pass allows complimentary museum admission when the library pass is shown for up to 2 adults and 2 children. This pass can also be used at reciprocal EMPIRE State museums. Visit here for a list of the reciprocal museums. The Everson Museum Family Pass is only available to Manlius Library cardholders.

The MOST Library Membership Pass

We’re proud to now offer a Library Membership pass with The Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology (The MOST) as part of our collection! This pass is non-holdable, can circulate for three days, and carries a $1 per day late fine up to $20.

The MOST Library Membership Pass allows complimentary museum admission when the library pass is shown for up to 2 adults and 2 children. Note: The MOST’s hours vary. Please review their hours before borrowing The MOST Library Membership Pass. The MOST Pass is only available to Manlius Library cardholders.

Onondaga County Parks Pass

The library also circulates two Onondaga County Parks 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 $1 per day late fine up to $20. The Onondaga County Parks Pass can be checked out by any Onondaga County Public Library system cardholder.

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) Note: These passes are not valid for special events like Brew at the Zoo.

Stone Quarry Art Park Pass

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. The Stone Quarry Art Park Passes are available to any Onondaga County Public Library system cardholder.

Roku

Manlius Library offers four circulating Roku+ Express streaming sticks.  Each Roku is available to circulate for two weeks and is 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. Rokus are only available to Manlius Library cardholders.

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.