Smells like team spirit

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Smells like team spirit

We’re super excited about the team we’ve built – the team of librarians, service designers, writers, photographers and connectors who run the Library... 

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London's first borrowing shop open!

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London's first borrowing shop open!

**Press release**

Social enterprise Library of Things, which lends out useful items like power tools, camping gear and kitchenware, has opened its first shipping container borrowing space in West Norwood and signed up over 90 members in its first fortnight. 

 

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Sustainable places are community made

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Sustainable places are community made

As Clerkenwell Design Week kicks off, Library of Things supplies the tools for GCSE pupils to build the 'Future of Design' pavilions. An apt moment to remember the importance of community involvement at all stages, says Library Co-Founder Emma Shaw.

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Drumroll please...

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Drumroll please...

Know how we've been searching for over a year for a home for Library of Things? We visited garages, sheds, squats, adventure playgrounds, asbestos-filled community centres, old manufacturing spaces that were going for £60,000 a year whilst building works were happening...

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Laying the foundations: it's a legal thing

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Laying the foundations: it's a legal thing

Co-founder Emma shares her memories of grappling with the UK's antiquated legal system, to get Library of Things registered as a non-profit company.

There I was, at 1 o’clock in the morning, with a 30-page legal document in front of me. We were trying to register Library of Things as a non-profit company.

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Library of Things 1.0: Highs & Lows

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Library of Things 1.0: Highs & Lows

As the pilot scheme draws to a close, co-founder Bex reflects on her personal experience of helping to build a Library of Things.

Deep in the throes of unemployment in July 2014, Library of Things was just what I needed. Here was a project I could throw my energy into and talk about down the pub.

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