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Assistive Devices Kits

The Library of Things offers two assistive devices kits for checkout. The 7 tools in each kit are designed to make basic tasks easier for those with dexterity challenges and are 3D printed in the library's makerspace, the Collaboratory. Place a hold on a kit here or visit the Library of Things collection in the first floor lobby to see if a kit is available. Kits go out for 3 weeks, may be renewed, and must be returned to the check out desk in the lobby.

You may purchase any one or more of the devices by completing an Assistive Devices 3D Printing form.


Bag Carrier
Has a wide handle and three hooks to hold reusable and plastic bags.
Bottle Opener
Helps to remove twist tops from various bottles, including beverages and cleaning products.
Jar Opener
Makes opening jars with various sized lids easier.
Key Turner
Assists those with limited dexterity or other disabilities to use their keys. Users loop their fingers through the hole and twist to lock/unlock doors with minimal movement of the wrist. The key turner can accommodate various shapes and sizes of keys. 
Palm Pen
Makes it easier to grip writing utensils for those who may have difficulty holding a pen, pencil, or other utensil directly. It can be gripped in various positions depending on the task.
Pen Ball
Assists individuals hold writing pens, pencils, and other writing utensils. The pen ball is held in hand with the pen inserted and fixed in place by a screw. We offer the pen ball in small and medium sizes.
Signature Guide
Makes it easier to write a name, signature, or initials on a specific spot and is small enough to be carried in the average wallet.