Borrow professional camping gear for a fraction of the cost of buying

Need a tent for your summer camping adventure or music festival? Don’t buy it – borrow it. Library of Things has teamed up with The North Face to add a selection of professional adventuring tents and backpacks to your local library of things. So what are you waiting for? The world is your oyster!

What are the perks of borrowing Adventure Things?

✅ Access to professional-level camping gear for your trip ⛺
✅ Borrow for a fraction of the cost of buying 💷
✅ Quick and easy to reserve online right now 💻
✅ Less waste is kinder to our planet 🌍
✅ Stay warm and dry (even when it ☔... 😊)

 

Choose a home away from home

If you've been dreaming about escaping the city and getting lost in the wilderness for a weekend, then we’ve got just the ticket. Borrow one of our 2 or 3 person tents to keep you and your fellow travellers warm and dry while you snuggle down and sleep under the stars.

How much does it cost to borrow?

  • Borrow a tent from £24 per week - that works out at only £3.50 per day, saving you over 50% on the daily borrowing price.

  • Only need it for the night? Then borrow by the day instead - prices start from £7 per day.

Grab a bag to carry all your things

You’ll even find room for the kitchen sink in these backpacks - trust us. Designed specifically to make packing, unpacking and transporting your kit as joyful as possible. You can choose between a 40, 55 or 75 litre backpack.

How much does it cost to borrow?

  • Borrow a backpack from £15 per week - that works out at only £2.20 per day, saving you almost 60% on the daily borrowing price.

  • Only need it for the night? Then borrow by the day instead - prices start from £6 per day.

 

How to reserve your adventure kit

Haven’t borrowed before? Let’s go!

Follow the link to register and start borrowing right away. It only costs £1 to join as Library of Things a pay-as-you-go member and you’ll be able to borrow tents, backpacks and over 70 other useful things.

Already a member?

You know the drill! Follow the link below to log-in to your account and reserve a tent or backpack via our online library.

 

Why you should give borrowing a try

Library of Things is on a mission to make borrowing better than buying. We’ve got a cracking selection of Things for your home, projects and adventures - tried, tested and voted as 70 of the most useful, fun and inspiring Things by Crystal Palace borrowers. This is why your neighbours have joined the borrowing revolution.

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1. It's convenient and saves you money

How often do you really need the cutters to trim the hedge? Our homes are filled with Things we only ever need to use now and then.

Borrowing helps keep the clutter at bay and it saves you money - plus you only pay a fraction of cost, when you actually need to use it.

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2. It can unlock thousands of joyful experiences

Remember that fantastic summer party you hosted? The one your friends and neighbours still reminisce about every time they bump into each other - well it all happened under that one gazebo.

Every Thing has the power to unlock a whole host of adventures, parties and joyful experiences - start borrowing to find out what’s awaiting for you.

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3. Feel more connected to your community

Imagine if you could take a DIY crash course, or learn how to sew your own clothes - all on your local high street.

We’re on a mission to transform local spaces into hubs filled with exciting new adventures, where neighbours can get together to make, create, invent, and learn new skills.  

 

What the media say

Library of Things - it’s fantastic that a community-led initiative is leading the shift towards borrowing.

You can borrow all the things that you don’t use very often in your lives - this is where the rental economy is really going to boom.
— BBC Radio 4