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Innovative Items Collection

About the Innovative Items Collection

This collection of non-traditional library items allows patrons to check out including tools, household items, equipment, technology, and more. Perfect for your next home project or budding hobby.

A valid RHPL library card is required to check out IIC items. IIC Items and kits should not be dropped into a drop box, please return items to the IIC desk on the second floor. Any items found in a drop box will incur a $5 fine.


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Innovative Item Policies & Terms of Use

Equipment is borrowed and used at the sole risk of the library patron who checks it out and/or any person the patron allows to use it. The Rochester Hills Public Library will monitor and maintain IIC kits but cannot guarantee that they will be in perfect condition. All equipment must be returned to the second floor IIC desk.

When checking out an item from the IIC, the patron agrees that the RHPL does not provide supervision or instruction for use of the equipment. Furthermore, the patron acknowledges that use of the equipment may involve risk of serious injury, for which the patron checking out the IIC kit holds sole responsibility for. The patron also agrees to refrain from using the equipment in a manner inconsistent with its intended design and purpose. By checking out or placing a hold on these items, you agree to these terms.


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Can't find what you're looking for? Have an item on hand, and think it might be good for us? Make a suggestion for our Innovative Items collection.


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