Beyond Books

RPL lends more than books! Check out all of the useful and fun things you can borrow with your library card:


In 2019, RPL received a grant from the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA)’s Community Investment Program and was able to purchase the following which can be borrowed by members:

  • 10 Wi-Fi Hotspots (each Hotspot can connect up to 10 devices)
  • 10 Chromebooks

Physical Items

These are some of RPL’s current offerings:

  • Light Therapy lamp
  • Fishing rods
  • Explorer backpacks (with binoculars or a GPS, books, etc.)
  • Nordic walking poles
  • Snowshoes
  • Bicycles
  • Student Mental Health Kits
  • Connection, Creativity & Caring Kits
  • Read and Play Packs

How to Borrow

To borrow any of these physical items, just come to the circulation desk or call.

  • A picture of explorer backpacks, nordic walking poles, and connection kits to borrow from Renfrew Public Library
  • An explorer backpack to borrow from Renfrew Public Library
  • Snowshoes to borrow from Renfrew Public Library in many sizes
  • Robotics kit components for kids
  • A read and play pack ready to borrow for young children