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Why buy when you can...

Rent. Repair. Relove. Swap. Share.

Rent useful household items from your local high street. Learn DIY & repair skills to complete projects yourself.

People borrowing and using tools from Library of Things

Say no to buying new

Want to get started with repair? Not sure how to buy or sell second-hand? We’ve teamed up with our friends Gumtree, Olio, Backmarket, The Restart Project and more to help you discover more budget and planet-friendly ways to get things you need. Join us or visit your profile to get started.

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Our most popular Things

You can now borrow from 17 locations across London!

We just opened in Leytonstone & Twickenham. Find your nearest Library of Things and signup to start borrowing useful DIY, cleaning, gardening items and more.

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How borrowing works

Join and reserve

Browse the Things online and make a reservation to borrow

Borrow and return it

Collect your Thing. Use it. Then return it when you're done.

Track your impact

See how much waste you've saved from landfill by borrowing instead of buying.

Borrowing is the new buying

Sharing the things we only use now and again cuts down on clutter, is more affordable, brings people together, and is kinder to our planet. That’s why we’re getting the nation borrowing.

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Our impact so far

Together, borrowers have saved: more than 240 tonnes of e-waste from going to landfill; 740 tonnes of carbon emissions from being emitted into the atmosphere; and themselves a total of £5 millon by borrowing rather than buying!