Our list of Things is not set in stone – it will evolve to suit different communities. We have 3 criteria to help us decide what to stock:
1. Demand: During 18 months of testing at our demo site in West Norwood, we learnt what people borrow and what they don’t. During the Crystal Palace Library of Things crowdfunding campaign, we asked people what they would like to borrow. We combined these two lists to make our current list of 52 Things.
2. Maintenance: We need Things that are easy to pass from borrower-to-borrower with as few issues as possible. Things like tents and barbecues are difficult to clean, dry and repair, which is why they aren't on our list yet.
3. Storage: We have very limited storage space, so we prioritise Things based on demand.
All that to say – no promises that we'll be able to add the Thing you want to our stock! But make your request via this form, and we'll see what we can do.