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Volunteering opportunities here – get in touch and let’s talk about it libraryofthings@shareoxford.org And do look at our blog – mostly snippets updating with news of activities and interesting links etc.

Opening times: finally we are trying to be open at regular times. We will be in our space on Tuesdays and Thursday, from 4 pm to 7pm, and Saturdays from 1pm to 5 pm – although you might be advised to 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):

Home etc  Tools Fun
Baking equipment Angle grinder Board games
Buckets Axe Craft equipment
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
Pressure washer Transformer
Stepladder Workbench

 And we would be very grateful for any offers of donations of items in any of the following categories in general:

  • DIY
  • Outdoors
  • Sports
  • Leisure
  • Domestic
  • Cooking
  • Gardening
  • Children’s/babies’
  • Transport
  • 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 libraryofthings@shareoxford.org so we can arrange to talk about your possible donation or loan. Thank you.

We will also soon start taking memberships.

Do email us at libraryofthings@shareoxford.org to find out more or if you’d like to get involved.

Our vision

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.

see more on About us page…

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.