Got a new hobby? Want to learn something new, explore and play?

We have a range of kits for you to borrow so that you can try something new, without having to buy the material or gear yourself. There’s something for everyone – from musical instruments to science and DIY.

  • Cost: $2 to hire for one week
  • Kits must be returned to the library they were borrowed from
  • Overdue charge 50 cents per day

List of Kits available:

Ngaa Kupu Ako kit
Increase your Maaori language skills and understanding with this fun magnetic whiteboard and easy to use magnet sets. Kit includes multiple learning magnets including numbers, alphabet, and body parts. Fun for all ages.
Ngaa Kupu Ako Kit photo 2
Junior Music kit
Dance, sing and create music! Fun on your own or with the whole whanau.
Junior Music Kit photo
Guitar kit
Always wanted to unleash your musical talent? Here’s your chance with this all inclusive kit that will have you rocking out in no time.
Guitar Kit photo
Bongo kit
Release the rhythm buried deep inside you – learn to play the bongos! A great way to destress while having fun at the same time.
Bongo Kit photo
Ukulele kit
Always dreamed of being a musician? Here is your chance! With help from our beginner’s ukulele book, you will be putting on living room concerts in no time.
Ukulele Kit photo
Tool kit
Needing to do some DIY but don’t have the tools required? Our Tool Kit includes a handheld drill as well as all the tools required for your small at home projects.
Tool Kit photo 2
Microscope kit

Discover the world through the lens of this easy-to-use microscope. Look closely and explore the world around you.

Suitable for ages 8+

Microscope Kit
Botley the Coding Robot

Learn to code with Botley! Ready to use straight out of the box and no screen required.

Suitable for ages 5+

Botley the Coding Robot Kit photo
Dash Coding Robot

Code and explore with your new robot buddy Dash. Hours of educational programming fun through free downloadable apps.

Suitable for ages 6+

Dash Coding Robot Kit


Terms and Conditions

When you borrow a kit, you are responsible for:

  • Reading and following any instructions included with this kit
  • Returning it by the due date, clean and in the same condition as when you borrowed it
  • Any loss, theft or damage that occurs to the kit while it is on loan to you (ask at the issue desk for a price list of the items included in this kit)
  • Using items in this kit in a safe and proper manner, and only for the purposes for which it is intended and/or as set out in the instructions. To the fullest extent permitted by law, Waikato District Libraries assumes no responsibility or liability for any injuries, damage to self, others or property as a result of any use or reliance on the kit you have borrowed. Nothing in this disclaimer is intended to limit your rights under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993.
  • If you discover a fault with the kit or if it is damaged, please stop using it immediately and return it to your library.