THING LIBRARY

THINGS

You will need to pick up and return these items to the Benicia Library Public Services desk.

Do not put them through the book drop. You are responsible for any damages.

They check out for 7 - 21 days with no renewals.

BINOCULARS

10-30x50 High Powered Military Zoom Binoculars for Adults, Low Light
Night Vision. HD Professional Binoculars for Bird Watching Hunting and Concerts.

  • Binoculars
  • 4 lens caps
  • carrying bag

    BLU-RAY PLAYER

    Play your favorite Blu-rays, DVDs, CDs, or multimedia files with this portable Blu-ray DVD player. Comes with remote control, HDMI cable, and AV cable.

    CALCULATORS

    Easy-to-use graphing calculator with data plotting and analysis. Statistics: Calculate and graphing mean, standard deviation, inferential statistics and more. Graph/Table view: Easily see connections between data and function graphing.

    CALIFORNIA PARKS PASS

    The pass entitles the user to a free vehicle day-use entry for one passenger vehicle with capacity of nine people or less or one highway licensed motorcycle at over 200 participating state park units. The pass checks out for 7 days and cannot be renewed. You can place a hold or come in and find one on the shelf. There is no guarantee of availability for a planned trip. More info.

    CHROMEBOOKS

    Chromebooks can be put on hold and checked out for 3 weeks. They do not renew. More Info.

    CROCHET HOOK KIT

    Bag contains 22 crochet hooks. Sizes are .60 mm, 75 mm, .85 mm, .90 mm, 1.0 mm, 1.10 mm, 1.25 mm, 1.40 mm, 1.50 mm, 1.60 mm, 1.75 mm, 1.90 mm, 2.0 mm, 2.5 mm, 3.0 mm, .35 mm, 4.0 mm, 4.5 mm, 5.0 mm, 6.0 mm, 6.5 mm.

    CROQUET SET

    Six player croquet set with 28 inch rubber wooden mallets. Lawn
    backyard game set for adults, teenagers, and family.

    GAMES (MISCELLANEOUS) 

    Check the catalog or Thing Library binder for current available games.

    HOTSPOTS

    HotSpots can be put on hold and checked out for 3 weeks. They do not renew. More Info.

    KARAOKE SPEAKER AND MIC KITS

    Kit 1 is a Star Studio XL wireless karaoke speaker and mic. Connect wirelessly to the speaker via Blutooth connection or hard connect with AUX, USB, and Micro SD card. Onboard controls allow fast track selections to keep the energy up. The speaker comes with a pro-reverb microphone for instant karaoke and sing-along sessions. And the whole thing runs on a rechargeable battery.

    KNITTING NEEDLE KIT

    Kit contains 14 pairs of aluminum knitting needles. Sizes are 2mm, 2.5mm, 3mm, 3.5mm, 4mm, 4.5mm, 5mm, 5.5mm, 6mm, 6.5mm, 7mm, 8mm, 9mm, and 10mm.

    LITTER CLEAN-UP KIT

    • Litter grabber tool
    • High visibility vest
    • Carry case.

    NINTENDO SWITCH

    Borrow a Nintendo Switch and Switch games from the library. Checks out for 3 weeks. No renewals.

    PARK PASS BACK PACK

    The backpack contains a pass which entitles the user to a free vehicle day-use entry for one passenger vehicle with capacity of nine people or less or one highway licensed motorcycle at over 200 participating state park units.
    The backpack checks out for 7 days and cannot be renewed. There is no guarantee of availability for a planned trip. More info.

    • backpack
    • California State Park Pass
    • California Trees & Wildflowers folding pocket guide
    • California Wildlife folding pocket guide
    • binoculars in pouch
    • clear pouch with parks information 
    • hand lens with compass

    POKER TABLE TOP

    48-inch foldable poker table top covered in green felt for up to 8 Players with casino layout including chip trays, cup holders and carrying bag.

    TELESCOPE

    Astronomical Telescope Portable and Powerful 20x-250x for Adult Beginners.

    • Telescope
    • Red Dot Scopefinder
    • Adjustable Tripod and tripod stabalizer
    • Transport Case
    • Accessory Case
    • 3x Barlow lens
    • 25 mm Eyepiece
    • 6 mm Eyepiece
    • 10 mm Eyepiece
    • Phone adapter
    • 45 degree Diagonal Prism.

    TENT

    The Sundome 4-Person Camping Tent's WeatherTec" system helps protect against rain and wind whether you're at the campground with family or in the backcountry with friends. The tent sets up quickly thanks to the snag-free, continuous sleeves.

    • tent 
    • bag of 8 tent stakes 
    • bag of 3 long poles
    • carrying bag with attached setup instructions.

    VHS PLAYER

    Panasonic Omnivision VHS Player and Recorder with coaxial and RCA cables with remote. VHS player can be put on hold and checked out for 3 weeks. It does not renew.

    TOOLS

    Tool Library
    Tool Library

    You will need to pick up and return these items to the Benicia Library Public Services desk.

    You will need to sign a hold harmless form. You are expected to know how to safely use these tools and the borrower is the only one allowed to use the tools.  While the City takes no responsibility for the work you do with these tools, we hope that borrowing these tools will help you save time and money.

    Do not put them through the book drop. You are responsible for any damages.

    While the City takes no responsibility for the work you do with these tools, we hope that borrowing these tools will help you save time and money.

    Please clean all tools before returning them.

    Patron is responsible for supplying their own consumables.  The library will supply the tool.

    Tools check out for 7 days with no renewals.

    AIR INFLATOR

    It features a high-pressure rubber hose for durability. The threaded chuck and included onboard accessories make it easy to inflate items from tires to footballs. Setting desired air pressure is simple with the digital gauge, and the auto-shutoff provides accurate inflation. The high-volume hose allows fast inflation of mattresses and other inflatables with the push of a button. Move the hose to the deflation port for quick and easy take down.

    BOLT CUTTERS

    14 inch bolt cutter

    24 inch bolt cutter

    They each check out separately. 

    DREMEL KIT

    The Dremel 3000 includes 8 collets and various supplies for cutting, grinding, sanding, carving and polishing a variety of materials.

    DRILL DRIVER KIT

    • cordless drill
    • set of 45 screws
    • set of 21 bits
    • lithium ion battery
    • battery charger
    • instruction sheet
    • carrying bag

    ELECTRICAL TESTER KIT

    Circuit Alert Non-Contact Voltage Detector indicates the presence of AC Voltage from 50 - 600 V. Visual (flashing) and audible (beeping) indicators signal presence of voltage. Built-in safe test feature assures batteries are operating properly. No need to contact bare conductor. Tests outlets, switches, circuit breaker panels, wiring, and light fixtures. Ground Fault Receptacle Tester and Circuit Analyzer tests ground fault receptacles by overloading circuit and tripping GFCI. Tests for seven conditions: ground fault interruption, open ground, open neutral, open hot, hot/ground reverse, hot/neutral reverse, and correct wiring. -- manufacturer  1-AAA battery (not included).

    FRAMING SQUARE

    Aluminum arc angle framing square with laser etched graduations. 24 x 16 inches.

    FRUIT PICKER

    Featuring an 8 foot telescoping handle, it easy to reach fruit from the
    tallest of trees. It's coated wire metal picking basket is lined with a
    soft foam sponge on the bottom, designed to prevent fruit damage. A
    metal basket, approximately 10 x 6 inches, with hooked ends for
    detaching fruit from the tree and a pad for cushioning the fruit. The
    basket is attached to a telescoping wooden pole, which comes in two
    parts, with the parts being joined by a metal collar, screw and
    fastener.

    GARDEN HOE

    The garden hoe is for chopping, weeding and clearing garden growth. The blade is serrated at the edges for cleaner cutting. It is good for smaller landscaping and gardening requirements.

    GARDENING TOOL KIT

    • Hand trowel
    • Transplanting trowel
    • Weed cutter
    • Bulb planter
    • Hand cultivator
    • Hand pruner or snips

    GRINDER KIT

    This Flexvolt 60V MAX Cordless Grinder adds even more power to our line of powerful grinder tools. It’s part of our product line with Kickback Brake and the Anti-Rotation e-clutch System. The grinder also delivers 13 Amp motor equivalent power with a no-load speed of 9000 rpm.

    HAND TRUCK (CONVERTIBLE)

    This heavy-duty convertible hand truck has an 600 lb. load capacity. It easily converts from a 2 wheel vertical hand truck to a 4 wheel platform cart in the horizontal position. Flow back handle allows for one or two hand operation. 4 in. swivel casters give this truck increased maneuverability in the horizontal position.

    HEDGE SHEARS

    Fully hardened, precision-ground steel blades feature a serrated edge to grip while cutting. A rust-resistant, low-friction coating makes every cut even easier, shock-absorbing bumpers absorb jarring vibrations, and durable steel handles with non-slip grips offer control. -- manufacturer

    HEX KEY SET

    Hex Key Kit 2

    Set includes Sizes: .050, 1/16, 5/64, 3/32, 1/8, 5/32, 3/16, 7/32, 1/4, 5/16, and 3/8 inches.

    Hex Key Kit 1

    The 25-Key Folding Hex Key Set holds the keys in a durable composite
    construction handle. The 25-Key set contains SAE, Metric, & Star
    sizes. Rubber side inserts allow for a secure fit. Chamfered edges help
    guide the wrench for easy entry into the hex key.  Sizes: SAE; 5/32 in., 9/64 in., 1/8 in., 7/54 in., 3/32 in., 5/64 in., 3/16 in., 7/32 in., 1/4 in.; MM: 0.1.5mm , 2 mm, 2.5 mm, 3 mm, 4 mm, 5 mm, 6 mm, 8 mm, Star: T-9, T-10, T-15, T-20, T-25, T-27, T-30, T-40.

    INFRARED THERMOMETER WITH LASER

    NOT A MEDICAL DEVICE.  DO NOT USE ON HUMANS OR ANIMALS AS IT CAN CAUSE PERMANENT BLINDNESS.

    Klein Tools thermometer is a professional dual laser targeting infrared thermometer, offering a wide measurement range, a tight distance to spot ratio, dual targeting lasers and several calculation modes to facilitate different temperature measurement applications. The dual lasers assist in targeting the measurement area. The distance between the 2 laser spots on the surface of the object being measured approximates the diameter of the circular measurement area from which the infrared sensor is collecting data. -22-degrees to 752-degrees F. Requires one 9-volt battery.

    JEWELRY PLIERS KIT

    • Round-Nose Pliers
    • Wire Jewelry Pliers
    • Needle Nose Pliers
    • Bent Nose Pliers

    LASER DISTANCE MEASURER

    The Atomic 55 ft. Pocket Laser Distance Measurer is suitable for use in a wide range of applications from electrical and plumbing to basic home measurements.  Measures from 6.5 inches to 55 feet.

    LEVELS

    18 inch level

    48 inch level

    Both levels have ruled edges.  They each check out separately.

    LOPPERS

    30” bypass loppers with rubber wood handles with PVC grip, heat treated non-stick coated cutting blades, and shock absorbing cushion bumpers.

    MULTIMETER (DIGITAL)

    Designed to work on most household appliances and equipped with an easy-to-read 3.5 inch digital display, this multimeter features rubber housing to promote a steadfast comfortable grip. Engineered with four testing functions; AC Voltage to 500V, DC Voltage to 600V, Resistance to 2 meg Ohms and Battery Testing for 1.5V, 9V and 12V batteries. The 16-position manual ranging smooth rotary dial helps achieve precise and accurate readings and the low battery indicator with auto-off function helps prolong the battery life. Snap-in probes are spaced to fit a standard outlet. Tight and secure input jacks keep the included 26" test leads fixed firmly in place during testing. Tester is rated CAT III 600V and conforms to UL 61010-1 standards and certified to CAN/CSA C22.2. Requires 9V battery - not included)

    NAIL GUN

    Brad nail gun with battery, charger, instruction books and bag. Specifications: 5/8” - 2 1/8" long; 18 gauge Brand Nails. Magazine capacity is 110 nails. Requires a DeWalt 20 volt battery in the kit.

    POLISHER

    Complete a wide range of automotive jobs including headlights, windshield, fiber glass, gelcoat, and other glass-polishing applications with the 20V MAX* XR® 7 in. Cordless Variable-Speed Rotary Polisher. Featuring a high-efficiency brushless motor that delivers a no-load speed of 800-2,200 rpm and a variable speed trigger.

    POST HOLE DIGGER

    Heavy duty steel handles and blades with Hercules pattern and depth inch markings on handle up to 34 inches.

    POWER CORDS

    25 foot light duty power cord for home use only. Indoor/Ourdoor water resistant.

    50 foot light duty power cord for home use only. Indoor/Ourdoor water resistant.

    100 foot light duty power cord for home use only. Indoor/Ourdoor water resistant.

    RAKES

    Leaf Rake with steel tine rake with a wood handle.

    Bow Rake is perfect for loosening or breaking up compacted soil,
    spreading mulch or other material evenly and leveling areas before
    planting. It can also be used to collect leaves, hay, grass or other
    garden debris.

    SANDERS

    Orbital Sander

    A variable-speed dial provides ultimate speed control from 8,000 to 12,000 OPM for a variety of projects. One-handed locking dust bag attaches securely to the sander to aid in dust collection or the user can attach the sander directly to the DWV010 or DWV012 dust collectors. Its rubber over mold grip provides comfortable sanding. Use 8-hole, hook-and-loop sanding paper.

    SCREWDRIVER SETS

    Precision Screwdriver Set

    Slotted Screwdrivers: 1/16 x 2 1/2 inches -- 5/64 x 2 1/2 inches -- 3/32 x 2 1/2 inches -- 1/8 x 2 1/2 inches. Phillips Screwdrivers: #00 x 2 1/2 inches -- #0 x 2 1/2 inches. The chrome plated SVCM steel handles have free-turning end caps that allow constant finger pressure while driving.  

    SHOVEL

    This round digging shovel is to be utilized for general lawn and garden work. This tool with a tempered steel blade is suitable for digging, planting, cutting sod and small roots.

    STUD FINDER WALL SCANNER

    This 5-in-1 multi-function stud finder is equipped with sensor chips. It can accurately and quickly locate the studs, metals, pipes, and live AC wires hidden behind walls, floors, and ceilings. This stud finder comes with a backlight LCD display that gives you clear direction and accurate location of targets. When it is closing the edge or center of the target, there will be a beep alarm. It can clearly display the location of the measurement target even in low light conditions.

    TOOL KIT

    Basic home tool kit. 

    • Phillips head screw drivers 
    • flat head screwdrivers 
    • 8 oz hammer 
    • 25 foot tape measure 
    • cresent wrenches
    • pliers
    • wire cutters 
    • needle nose pliers
    • slip joint pliers
    • japanese saw 
    • offset Screwdriver 
    • tool bag

    VOLTAGE TESTER

    Tests voltages from 120-277 V AC/DC.  Multiple ranges indicate level of voltage.  24 inch flexible test lead.  Tests outlets, circuit breakers, extension cords, panels, switches, and light fixtures.

    WATER LEAK REPAIR KIT

    This kit contains the tools you need to detect and repair water leaks.

    • Pipe wrench
    • Crescent wrench
    • Basin wrench
    • Trowel
    • Screwdriver
    • Pipe cutter
    • Sprinkler head extractor with two attachments
    • Sonoscope

    Sonoscope Instructions

    - More info

    WET-DRY VACUUM

    This Cordless Wet-Dry Vacuum is powered by an 20V MAX battery to suck up to 2 gallons of wet or dry mess. Includes a flexible hose, accessory storage, and a durable, heavy-duty construction. You will need to replace the hepa filter with a new one.

    WIRING SET

    Crimper: Cut copper and aluminum wire, forged carbon steel construction
    for durability and strength. High leverage handle design. Ability to
    crimp both insulated and non-insulated electrical wire terminals.
    Tapered nose allows cutting in tight locations.

    Stripper: Will cut and strip stranded core wire from 20-10 gauge or solid core wire from 10-18 gauge. This tool has precision ground cutting edges and a pliers' nose for pulling and looping finished wire.

    WORK LIGHT

    LED work light.  3,000 lumens.  Sturdy H stand with adjustable head.  Shatter resistant.