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Sault Ste. Marie Public Library

Object Library

An Object Library is a collection of items that go outside of the typical book and media collection. This collection is ever-expanding and changing to adapt to the community's needs. Questions about the collection? Call Reference & Information Services at 705-759-5236 
These items have overdue fines of $1/day. 

Build Boxes

Build boxes encourage children to create and explore. Boxes are available for in-library use only.

Build Box #1 : LEGO

Build Box #2 : Marble run

Build Box #3: K'NEX Model Building Set

Build Box #4 : Structures & bridges

Build Box #5 : Inventor basic : 30 models with motor

Build Box #6: K'NEX set

Build Box #7 : Electronic snap circuits

Build Box #8 : Snap circuits green alternative energy

Build Box #9 : Marble run double spiral

Build Box #11 : GoldieBlox and the spinning machine

Build Box #12 : Rainbow loom rubber band crafting kit

Build Box #13 : Building boards

Build Box #14 : Mega blocks

Build Box #15 : LEGO duplo

Build Box #16: Turing Tumble: Build marble-powered computers

Build Box #17 : Makey makey : an invention kit for everyone

Build Box #18 : Code & go robot mouse activity set

Build Box #19 : Magna-Tiles DX clear colors

Build Box #20 : Cubelets twenty : [robot construction system]

Build Box #21 : Anti-gravity maglev

Build Box #24: Under the Sea

Build Box #25 : Code-a-pillar

Build Box #27 : Marble run construction : castle escape

Build Box #24 : Under the sea

Build Box #26 : Refillable window blocks

Build Box #28 : Quadrilla. Marble run construction: race to the finish

Build Box #29 : Mighty hammer domino



Digital Radon Kits

Are you concerned about the radon levels in your home? Take a test kit home with you to ensure your radon levels are within normal. This kit is best used in the winter months.

In partnership with the Lung Association


External DVD Drive

Looking to check out a DVD and don't have a TV or DVD player? No problem! The Library has an external DVD Drive which you can connect to your computer or laptop. 


Thermal Camera

The FLIR TG165-X helps you visualize the hot and cold spots that can indicate electrical faults, mechanical breakdowns, or air and water leaks. This all-in-one, non-contact measurement and imaging tool displays temperature anomalies on screen, allowing you to inspect efficiently and pinpoint the source of problems faster than with a single-spot IR thermometer.





Bike Locks

Did you get to the Library and forget your bike lock? Need a better secure lock for your tour around town? Come into the Library and check out a bike lock for the day.

Donated by Velorution Bike & Ski

*Please note: this item is for day use only. Not available to place a hold on item*


Disc Golf Kits

Pick up a disk golf kit and try one of the courses around Algoma!



*Seasonal item*

Snowshoes are available in the winter months. Enjoy the true Canadian winter experience with these special shoes.

Snowshoes have been graciously donated by Hiawatha Highlands and the Sault Ste. Marie Special Olympics.


Ultimate Frisbee

Looking to get outside and enjoy a fun game of frisbee? Well check out a disc at your local library and enjoy this item for up to 3 weeks!

Donated by the Sault Ultimate Players Association


Urban Walking Poles

Heading for a hike or a walk around town? Check out one of our urban walking poles to bring with you.





Arts & Culture Pass - Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site

Always wanted to go to the Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site? Well, now you can! Check out a pass today.


Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre pass

Check out a Bushplane Museum Pass for one week. Holds up to 5 household members per pass.


John Rhodes Community Centre Pool one week pass

Enjoy access to the John Rhodes Community Centre Pool during open swim times. This pass allows up to 5 people, regardless of household to access the facility for free. Check out a pass today!


Ontario Park Pass

Enjoy the outdoors in the Ontario Parks with this vehicle permit pass. 

In Partnership with Ontario Parks


Sault Ste. Marie Museum general admission pass

Check out a one-week Sault Museum Pass. Holds up to 6 people per pass.