Library of Things


Library of Things is an award-winning social enterprise on a mission to make borrowing better than buying for people and planet.

Rather than buying and wasting items you only need now and then, Library of Things helps you affordably rent 50 quality Things like drills, sound systems and sewing machines – from a self-serve locker installed in a local library or shopping centre. You can also learn practical skills with friends and neighbours at one of our how-to events.

Commissioned by councils, the service is now live in 12 London and Brighton neighbourhoods – and will soon be launching in many more. So far, over 12,000 people have rented ~22,000 times – preventing 250+ tonnes of emissions and 120 tonnes of waste.

We're also starting to license our software, hardware and systems to other businesses large and small, to power their own rental operations.

Get in touch if you're:
• A council wanting to prevent emissions and waste, and save people money, by offering an affordable rental scheme
• A business anywhere wanting to start or grow your own lending or rental service with help from our software, systems and training
• An impact investor or grant funder

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