Light therapy lamps available to borrow from Mentor Public Library
You can now borrow light therapy lamps from us to brighten your day.
Light therapy lamps have been used to help people who suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD,) which is exacerbated by a decrease in sunlight during fall and winter months. Symptoms can include depression, lack of energy and difficulty concentrating.
The lamps have a brightness control and timer to regulate the amount of light – up to 10,000 lux of white light – one receives during use. They are available to borrow at our Main Branch and can be reserved on our website.
Each lamp is available to check out for 14 days but cannot be renewed. The lamps must be picked up and returned at our Main Branch and cannot be put in the book drops. Patrons will be fined $5 for each day the lamp is kept beyond its due date.
Other items you can borrow from our Library of Things include mobile wifi hotspots, traffic cones, and ukuleles. Seriously, you can borrow a ukulele from the library.