We aim to enable our members to share access to good quality things so that they may prevent waste, save money, save the environment, and feel good about it.
What we do
In order to work towards our vision, currently we are:
- establishing a Library of Things, launching early 2019, which will enable borrowing instead of buying items which are only occasionally needed, such as tools, outdoor equipment, domestic and cooking equipment;
- running a regular series of Repair Cafés, where our volunteers will have go at fixing your broken items.
Keep in touch, or get involved!
Follow our story:
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Come and see us:
Opening times: We will be in our space on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 4pm to 7pm, and Saturdays from 1pm to 5pm – but do check with us if you intend to come promptly at opening time or late just before we close (call 07767 667890). We might also be able to be there at other times by prior arrangement.
The address is Makespace, 1 Aristotle Lane, OX2 6TP. Note: if you’re coming by car, you need to approach from the north along Hayfield Road.
Might you have something to donate or lend to the Library…?
We now have a location and somewhere secure to store items for the Library. Now we want to build up our stock so that we have a good offering when we fully launch SHARE Oxford in early 2019. Our priority list of things we want is here (and a longer list here):
|Baking equipment||Angle grinder||Board games|
|Camp bed||Bike maintenance stand||Folding tables and chairs|
|Carpet cleaner||Dust sheets||Jigsaws|
|Garden tools||Long spirit level||Musical instruments|
|Hose||Power tools||Outdoor games|
|Jump leads||Party accessories||Party accessories|
|Kitchen gadgets and home appliances||Scaffolding tower||Projector|
|Large pots, pans and baking trays||SDS drill||Re-usable glasses, cups, crockery and cutlery for parties|
|Leaf blower||Staple gun||Travel case/rucksack|
And we would be very grateful for any offers of donations of items in any of the following categories in general:
- what else? – tell us
Please note that items must be in reasonable or good condition, and we hope you won’t be offended if we have to refuse your donation. We are also open to having items on loan under a Lending Agreement between SHARE Oxford and the owner.
Please email us at email@example.com so we can arrange to talk about your possible donation or loan. Thank you.
We will also soon start taking memberships.
Libraries of Things …
… exist in many places. If you want to find out about the idea and where they exist, you could look here for example https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Library_of_Things .
We would like to acknowledge help and support we had from the London Library of Things and SHARE Frome (who allowed us to copy their name too) in turning the idea of a Library of Things in Oxford from the idea into a reality.