Special Library Collections
Indigenous Library Collections
The Public Library Service in Prince Edward Island is committed to celebrating the province's rich Mi'kmaq history and culture while serving its First Nations people. The library's collection includes materials that are written, produced, and focused on First Nations people. Items can be located with the advanced search on the library's online catalogue.
Library of Things
The Public Library Service offers a variety of non-traditional items that can be borrowed with a library card.
No time to browse the library's shelves? Pick up a Books to Go bag. Each bag includes five carefully-selected picture books.
These portable fitness kits contain items such as jump ropes, resistance bands, hand grips, etc. that promote fitness for adults.
Light therapy lamps can help individuals suffering from seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and certain other conditions.
PLAY (Physical Literacy Activities for Youth) kits include toys such as bean bags, foam discs, sensory balls, etc. that encourage movement and play for toddlers.
Borrow an easy-to-use radon detector to check radon gas levels in your home.
These kits include toys and tools that can help calm, soothe, and relax people affected by autism, Alzheimer's, ADHD, dementia, and other sensitivities.
Kits including snowshoes and poles are available at libraries in Charlottetown, Summerside, Kensington, Cornwall, Stratford and Montague. The following sizes can be borrowed: 19” (maximum weight 90 lbs / 40 kg), 21” (maximum weight 120 lbs / 54 kg), 25” (maximum weight 220 lbs / 99 kg), and 30” (maximum weight 250 lbs / 113 kg). Snowshoes must be picked up and returned to their home libraries.
The toys and gadgets in these technology kits (Makey Makey Go, Classic Makey Makey, Teach ‘n Tag Movi, and Code-a-Pillars) help children explore and engage with technology.
Sky-Watcher telescopes are available at libraries in Charlottetown, Cornwall, Hunter River, Montague, Stratford, and Summerside. Telescopes must be picked up and returned to their home libraries.
Ukuleles can be borrowed from all public libraries. Ukuleles must be picked up at and returned to their home libraries.
Yoga mats are available at libraries in Alberton, Borden-Carleton, Breadalbane, Charlottetown, Cornwall, Crapaud, Georgetown, Kensington, Montague, Mount Stewart, Murray Harbour, O'Leary, St. Peters, Souris, Stratford, and Summerside. Yoga mats must be picked up and returned to their home libraries.