We are passionate about saving waste.
We aim to make sharing easier, to increase access to good quality things so that we may reduce consumption and waste, save money, save the environment, and feel good about it.
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What we do
Our Library of Things enables you to
borrow instead of buy
items needed only occasionally,
such as outdoor, domestic, cooking equipment and more.
Now open: Thurs & Saturday, 12-6pm
What is a Library of things?
Explore the items
We have Volunteering opportunities!
We’re particularly looking for
Librarians, based at our site in Jericho.
Marketing and Social Media support, who can work from anywhere!
And we always welcome new repairers.
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We are very sad to have learnt today of the death of our co-founder Alex Mates at her home in Romania earlier this week. Alex brought the idea of a Library of Things to Oxford, called the meetings that brought it into being, and was instrumental in setting it up, inspiring it with her enthusiasm … Continue reading Alex Mates
I’ve just been in town and there’s a pop-up market selling all sorts of meaningless tat, for christmas I suppose, and getting in before the obscenity of Black Friday. We’ve just had COP26 and yay! we can all look forward to driving electric cars by 2035, or is it 2030 now? but we go on … Continue reading Buying less
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If you have things you think the Library could use, please check our donate page for more information and contact us before bringing any items. Thank you.
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We can also meet you at other times by prior arrangement. Outside committed opening hours, please check with us before you travel (call 07410 942204).
Our main address is Makespace, 1 Aristotle Lane, OX2 6TP.
The Library of Things in Oxford has been made possible with the help of various supporters.