Mini Lending Library

Our Mini Lending Library is a “vending machine” or dispenser for books, audiobooks, and DVDs for children, teens and adults. All you need to use it is a library card!

Scroll down for instructions on how to use the Mini Lending Library.


Need Assistance?

NOPL North Syracuse manages the Mini Lending Library. Please contact them at 315-458-6184 with any questions or to report an issue.


North Area Family YMCA
4775 Wetzel Road
Liverpool, NY 13090


The Mini Lending Library is available whenever the YMCA is open. Please check their website for hours of operation.

Mini Lending Library

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Mini Lending Library 43.149510, -76.184928


The Mini Lending Library has a display screen that will walk you through the borrowing process, but here are some how-to instructions for your convenience:

  1. Tap on the home icon and then select the option to view the catalog.
  2. Use the touch screen to scroll through the list of available items. You may also search for specific items.
  3. When you locate an item you would like to check out, tap on the green arrow.
  4. The item will be held for you for five minutes to allow you to continue searching the catalog.
  5. Tap check out.
  6. Scan or type in your library barcode and enter your pin number.
  7. Select the option to check out again to continue.
  8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 for each item you borrow.
  9. The door will open for you to take the item. Items will be dispensed one at a time.
  10. Select whether you would prefer a print or email receipt. If you select email, you will receive an email at the email address linked to your library account.
  1. To returns items to the dispenser, tap on the home icon.
  2. Tap on the option to return items.
  3. You must scan or type in your library barcode.
  4. The door will open. Place each items inside one at a time. The door will close and accept the item.