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Library of Things

A Library of Things works just like a library for books, but you borrow items such as:

  • Homewares, like a sewing machine.
  • Kitchen things, like a slow cooker
  • Outdoor things, like a rake
  • Tools like a drill

The Library of Things is at the Jasper Activity Centre, and has more than 30 things to borrow.

You can borrow Things and return them when you’re done using them. It’s a great way to access items you only need once in a while, that are expensive, or hard to store.

Our goal is to help reduce waste and consumption through sharing. This program also makes things more accessible and affordable!

Library of Things key points:

  • Borrowing an item and membership to the Library of Things is free
  • Residents of Jasper 18 years and older can borrow things
  • Standard borrow time is 1 week
  • You can book online to save time and check availability
  • You can book items in-person, but you might have to wait if the clerk is busy with others 

How to borrow an item in-person:

  1. Browse the Things that are available to rent in the rental list below, or check out our catalogue of Things in-person at the Activity Centre Front Desk.
  2. See a Clerk at the Activity Centre Front Desk and let them know what item you would like to check out. They will let you know if it’s available.
  3. Register for the Library of Things with the Clerk.
  4. Read and sign the waivers provided by the Clerk.
  5. Take the Thing home to use, and return it to the Activity Centre Clerk when you’re done with it. It’s that easy!

How to borrow an item online:

Watch this captioned tutorial on how to borrow a thing online or follow these instructions.

  1. Login to your Municipality of Jasper online account (if you don’t have an online account, create a new one by clicking “My Account”).
  2. Once your account is activated, go to the rentals page.
  3. Click “View Rental Information”. 
  4. Scroll down to “Library of Things Item Rentals” and click “Book Now”.
  5. Click the “Book Service" category.
  6. Select Library of Things from the drop-down menus.
  7. Enter the date and time for your rental.
  8. Click "Search" to check the availability of the item. 
  9. If the item is available, click "Select All", set the quantity to one and click “Apply to Selected”.
  10. Click “Add Selected”.
  11. It will show "Pending Activation" for the item.
  12. Select "Finish". 
  13. It will direct you to the Release of Liability Waiver of Claims and Indemnity Agreement & Acknowledgement of Risk Statement. Complete your rental by reviewing and electronically signing these. 
  14. Once signed, a confirmation page will appear where you can see the details of your rental. You will receive an email with all of this information at the same time.
  15. Now you can go to the Activity Centre and pick up your rental!

If you need any help, feel free to call the Activity Centre at 780-852-3381

Things you can borrow

Take a look through the items you can borrow below:

Carpet Cleaner

Carpet Cleaner (comes with cleaner fluid)
Safety Sheet

Extension Cord (Indoor)

4.5 metres in length 

Home Theatre Projection bundle

  • a cloth screen that you hang yourself
  • a projector with bluetooth and a cord to connect to TV

Label Maker

Paper Shredder

Sewing kit

Sewing Machine


Vacuum (handheld)

Air Fryer

Stainless Steel 4.2L

Canning Set

You will need your own cans/jars.


Digital food dehydrator with adjustable thermostat, 5 stack-able trays 

Food Processor

10 cups capacity 

Hand Mixer

Slow Cooker

Programmable Slow Cooker, Stainless Steel, 6qt

Spring Form Pan

Non-Stick Springform Pan, 9-in

Stand Mixer

Tilt-head stand mixer with 10 speeds, 4.5qt 

Garden Hose + Nozzle

1.6cm wide x 15.2m long  

Push Mower

15" push reel lawn mower - 5 blades 


Garden Rake

Booster Cables

For car 12 x 8g

Cordless Drill

Cordless 3/8-inch drill/driver with 2 12 volt batteries and charger

Drill Bit Set

Helix titanium drill bit set - 15 Pieces

Extension Cord (Outdoor)

15 metres in length


Home Repair Tool Set

211 pieces including tools pictured


Magnetic, 12-inches

Orbital Sander

5" Random Orbit Sander - 2.5 Amp. You will need your own sanding discs.

Pipe Wrench 

10" cast iron


Plier Set



6 bits

Screwdriver Bit Set

Power driver bit set - 37 Pieces


Socket Set

B3/8" Drive socket wrench - 20 pieces


Step Ladder

Aluminum 3 step ladder, 4-ft high, 200-lb maximum weight


Tape Measure


Wrench Set (Metric)

8 to 19mm metric wrench set - 9 Pieces

Wrench Set Standard (Metric & Imperial)

Metric & imperial wrench set 22 pieces