We want to make borrowing more affordable, convenient and socially rewarding than buying. A crowdfunding campaign and grant has helped us to pay for the set-up of Crystal Palace Library of Things. To keep it going, we rely on income from borrowing and memberships. Library of Things is a non-profit organisation – all income goes towards covering our costs, and any profit is reinvested in making borrowing better than buying.
So we made a range of trial rates and flexible membership plans. They are a work in progress – share your feedback here!
Start borrowing on a Pay-As-You-Go plan for just £1. Or get discounts on every single borrow by choosing Simple or Super memberships, paying just £15 or £25 for a 3-month plan. Low income or unwaged? Choose our Concession plan.
Included in every membership:
✔ Access to 104 high quality Things for DIY, gardening, cooking, hosting events, hobbying & cleaning (view catalogue)
✔ Consumables, like carpet cleaning tablets
✔ How-to guides and videos
✔ Cleaning, care and repair kits for Things
✔ 30-minute in-person 'Thing Demos'
✔ Access to a range of free & ticketed events like Mending Meet-ups & Repair Parties (learn more)
Special membership package for Crystal Palace Library of Things early birds!
Sign up by May 4th for £5 credit and 1 month of 25% discount on borrowing our Things.
Fill in this short form before choosing this membership. All information will be treated in confidence.