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Library of Things

Why buy when you can borrow?

locations

London, UK

problem+solution

consumerism
vs
sharing economy

Both a digital platform and a group of physical libraries in London allowing users to borrow a range of items, from household essentials to lesser-used tools. A cost-effective and waste-reducing alternative to defaulting to the impulse of buying everything you might ever need. What if we could re-program the need to own piles of stuff?

Borrow

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Is there something you need? Borrow your first item!

Volunteer

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They’re looking for Hosts, Things Fixers, Skills Sharers & Ambassadors.

attend

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LoF host a range of events, from chutney making to woodworking!

start a site

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Councils, community partners & host spaces can help start new kiosks in the UK!

perfect for...

minimalists that love a clutter-free home + Sunday shoppers that hate the queues at the hardware store

our honest opinion

A fun and easy-to-use platform with a great concept behind it. It's geographically limited for now, but we hope to see this kind of community ownership become the norm!

user experience

ease of engagement

impact

inclusivity