Blackwater Regional Library

BRL Library of Things

Library of Things catalog cover

Welcome to our Library of Things! Have you ever wanted to try out a new hobby without investing in the needed equipment or supplies?  Or needed a special cake-pan or household gadget for a one-time need and wish there was someplace you could borrow those things from without buying it yourself? Luckily Blackwater Regional Library’s “Library of Things” is here! From cake-pans to stud finders, we have you covered!

Access available items

A valid Blackwater Regional Library card in good standing (no fees for lost/damaged items or an account balance in excess of $30) is required to borrow a Thing. Borrowers of Things must be 18 years old or older, and must sign a copy of the Library of Things Lending Agreement.



A Thing may be borrowed for 6 weeks and renewed one time unless another borrower is waiting. The overdue fine is $1 per day.

Things should be returned in the same condition as when borrowed. Kitchen items and other things that have gotten dirty while borrowed should be cleaned before being returned. Patrons returning items that need to be cleaned will be assessed a $5.00 cleaning fee.

Library of Things PDF Guidelines for Borrowing and Use

Have ideas for future “Things” to be included in our collection or are interested in potentially donated good-condition items to the collection? Email us at



  • Mission

    Our purpose is to
    provide online and print resources,
    access to innovative technologies 
    and a skilled staff to patrons
    in our service area.

  • Contact Us

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  • Who We Serve

    Blackwater Regional Library
    serves the communities of:
    Isle of Wight, Southampton, Surry
    and Sussex Counties 
    and the City of Franklin

This site is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. It is managed by the The Library of Virginia Library Development and Networking Division.