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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.

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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!

Join us:

We have Volunteering opportunities – get in touch and let’s talk about it libraryofthings@shareoxford.org

Follow our story:

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.

Help us:

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 ToolsFun
Baking equipmentAngle grinderBoard games
BucketsAxeCraft equipment
Camp bedBike maintenance standFolding tables and chairs
Carpet cleanerDust sheetsJigsaws
Garden toolsLong spirit levelMusical instruments
HosePower toolsOutdoor games
Jump leadsParty accessoriesParty accessories
Kitchen gadgets and home appliancesScaffolding towerProjector
Large pots, pans and baking traysSDS drillRe-usable glasses, cups, crockery and cutlery for parties
Leaf blowerStaple gunTravel case/rucksack
Pressure washerTransformer
StepladderWorkbench



 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.


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.