Special Collections


In addition to all the great books, movies, music, & digital content available at Eisenhower, we also have a growing collection of non-traditional items available to borrow. Place your holds below or look for the Special Collection Display in the Library Services Department to see what is currently available to borrow.

Art Institute Passes
In addition to our Museum Adventure Passes, we carry Art Institute passes. These passes grant free entry into the Art Institute of Chicago for up to four visitors. Place a hold on a pass.

Kohl Children’s Museum Pass
In addition to our Museum Adventure Passes, we carry a Kohl Children’s Museum pass that grants free entry into the museum for up to four visitors. Place a hold on a pass.

Apple TV
Use this Apple TV streaming box with your home high-speed internet to sample the streaming video service AppleTV+ as well as to stream hundreds of other channels, digital movies, music, and more on your TV. Place a hold on an Apple TV.

Roku Streaming Video Devices
Use a Roku Device with your home high-speed internet to sample the programming offered by Netflix, Hulu, Disney Plus, and ESPN Plus. You can also stream hundreds of other channels, digital movies, music, and more on your TV. Place a hold on a Roku.

Digital Camera
The Minolta MN40WP Digital Camera features 16x digital zoom lens, 3.0″ Rear TFT LCD screen and 2.0″ Front TFT LCD screen. Waterproof, up to 10 feet, the camera lets you capture amazing underwater photos. Place a hold on a camera.

Wi-Fi Hotspot + Laptop
Take home a Chromebook laptop and mobile wi-fi hotspot to get computing and connect to the Internet anywhere. Place a hold on Laptop.

Wi-Fi Hotspots
Connect your laptop, smart phone, tablet, or virtually any other wi-fi enabled device to the internet anywhere. Place a hold on a Hotspot.

Calculators
These TI-84 Plus graphing calculators are useful for math students and tax filers. Place a hold on a calculator.

Cricut Electronic Cutting Machine
Our easy-to-use electronic cutting machine makes it a snap to create cards, signs, scrap book pages, and more from many types of materials. Place a hold on a Cricut and explore our collection of cutting design cartridges.

Guitar Kit
Everything you need to start playing guitar together in one kit. Kit bag includes Fender FA-115 acoustic guitar, tuner, guitar strap, picks, and instruction book. Place a hold.

Ukulele Kits
Ready to start playing the ukulele? Kit bag includes a Luna concert Ukulele, tuner, and Hal Leonard Ukulele Method 1 instruction book. Place a hold.

Chroma-Notes Resonator Bells Xylophone
Make beautiful music with this colorful and unique set of Chroma-Notes Resonator Bells. This set includes 13 bells, mallets and convenient carrying case. The bells have great resonance and deliver deep and rich sound. Place a hold on this instrument.

Telescopes
Embark on your voyage across the Universe with the Celestron PowerSeeker 70AZ, the perfect choice for beginner astronomers. Place a hold on a telescope.

Binoculars
Bushnell Falcon 10×50 wide angle binoculars are great for backyard astronomers and bird watchers. Place a hold on a set of binoculars.

Electricity Monitor
With a Kill A Watt you can reduce energy costs and identify the real energy abusing in your home. Simply plug appliances into the Kill A Watt and it will access how energy efficient they really are. Place a hold on an Electricity Monitor.

Air Quality Meter
Poor air quality may cause tiredness, inability to concentrate, and even illness. This instrument is ideal for monitoring indoor air quality in spaces with potentially high levels of CO2. Place a hold on an Air Quality Meter.

Nordic Ware Autumn Delights Cakelet Pan
Add whimsy to your harvest gatherings with darling acorn, pine cone, walnut and pumpkin cakelets from this Nordic Ware pan. Place a hold on this pan.

Embossed Rolling Pin
Add a winter theme to your cookies with this cute deer pattern embossed 3D rolling pin. Place a hold on this rolling pin.

Winter Cookie Pan
Make snowflake, mitten, and snowman cookies with this non-stick pan from Wilton. Place a hold on this pan.

Cooling Racks
Love to bake but have limited space? These Wilton racks just solved your problem. Cool several batches of cookies or cake layers at once without sacrificing counter space. Place a hold on these racks.

Gingerbread House Kit
Love to bake but have limited space? These Wilton racks The perfect set for anyone who wants to bring their dreams of a magical gingerbread house to life through the fun of real baking. Place a hold on this kit.

Shortbread Pan
Love to bake but have limited space? These Wilton racks Flower and fruit designs are created when you bake with this Nordic Ware English shortbread pan. Place a hold on this pan.

Village Cake Pan
Create your own snowy village scene with these diminutive cottage cakes. This festive winter pan makes six little houses to decorate. Place a hold on this pan.

Chafing Dishes
Keep your party guests happy and satisfied when you borrow an eight quart Winco Chaffing Dish. Water pan, food pan, 2 fuel holders, and a plastic handle are included. Place a hold on this pan.

Light Therapy Lamp
Alleviate winter blues, overcome fatigue, increase energy, and reset your sleep cycle with a light therapy lamp with adjustable brightness by Verilux. Place a hold on a lamp.

Trash Pickers
Do you part to keep your community clean without breaking your back. Borrow an EZ Reacher Pro to pick up trash with ease. Place a hold on a set of Trash Pickers.

Snow Block Mold
Build the ultimate snow fort in the winter or the greatest sandcastle in the summer with a plastic block mold! Create the perfect sand or snow bricks quickly and consistently. Place a hold on a mold.

Bike Locks
Forgot your lock? Borrow a Kryptonite Evolution Series 4 lock to secure your bike while visiting the library. Place a hold on a lock.

Umbrellas
Checking out books on a rainy day and forgot your umbrella? Don’t worry. We have a collection of umbrellas to keep you dry. Place a hold on an umbrella.

Memory Boxes
Check out a Memory Box, fill it with photos and documents to be scanned, and return it to the library. A few days later, pick up a USB drive containing your digital files. Place a hold on a Memory Box.