Your local library offers not just books, but it might also offer some more surprising items.

The “Tiebrary” at the Queens Library lends neckties with tying instructions, and interview tips, to job seekers.

Libraries in Iowa City and Ann Arbor lend wall art for weeks or months at a time.

And at least 20 Maine libraries lend out telescopes and offer training!

According to LifeHacker, the best way to find out what’s on offer is to call them up and just ask.

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