Gardening Kit

$2.50 for two weeks

Is there a plot of weeds outside your kitchen door? Help realise its potential to provide you with vegetables, flowers or herbs when you take home this gardening kit. Enjoy watching your seeds grow. (By the way, empty egg cartons are a great place to start growing your seeds). For more ideas, check out our books on gardening and garden design.
Thanks to Kings Seeds for kindly donating the seeds.

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Healthy Home Kit

$2.50 for two weeks

Does your house not feel like a home? Identify the source of the problem with our Healthy Home Kit! 
Thanks to Hamilton’s Eco Design Advisor Ian Mayes for contributing valuable advice and information to construct this kit for our collection.

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Sewing Machine Kit

$2.50 for two weeks

For anything from shortening those turned-up trousers you've been avoiding wearing to creating a beautiful patchwork quilt as a family heirloom for generations to come - our sewing machine is all you need to get the job done. Look for more sewing projects and tips in our catalogue.

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Stud Sensor Kit

$2.50 for two weeks

Don't have x-ray vision? You won’t need it when you use our handy stud sensor. Save your walls from unnecessary holes and look like a professional when you hang true every time. For more projects to hang on your walls check our books on renovation, improvement, and remodelling.

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Tool Kit

$2.50 for two weeks

Dying to try your hand at DIY but lacking the tools of the trade? Borrow our tool kit, including a powerful cordless drill with all the useful attachments. Be the family's hero when you build a new tree house or just catch-up with those small fix-it tasks around the house. For inspiration and guidance, check out our books on home repairs and renovations.

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Library of Things Terms and Conditions

Hamilton City Library’s Membership terms and conditions apply when you borrow an item from The Library of Things - He Kohikohinga Taonga Collection. These are available from the issue desk. When you borrow these items, you are responsible for:

  • Returning it by the due date, clean and in the same condition as when you borrowed it; and
  • Any loss, theft or damage that occurs to the item while it is on loan to you (ask at the issue desk for a price list of the items included); and
  • Reading and following any instructions included with the item; and
  • Using items in a safe and proper manner, and only for the purposes for which it is intended and/or as set out in the instructions. To the fullest extent permitted by law, Hamilton City Libraries assumes no responsibility or liability for any injuries, damage to self, others, or property as a result of any use or reliance on the item you have borrowed. Nothing in this disclaimer is intended to limit your rights under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993.

If you discover a fault with the item or if it is damaged, please stop using it immediately and return it to your nearest Hamilton City Library.