Library of Things: The Tour

Friday  1 March  2019  10:30 AM    Friday  1 March  2019 12:00 PM
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Love the idea of Library of Things and want to learn how to start one where you are?
Researching the circular economy or future of cities and want your questions answered?
Want a taster of the way we'll all live in 2030? 

Join this tour and mini workshop to:

+ Visit the Library of Things' 'smart borrowing kiosk' in the library in Crystal Palace 
+ Meet the team, including a Library of Things co-founder 
+ Be inspired by stories of local borrowers – how have they benefitted?
+ Find out what it takes to start a Library of Things, including

  • What’s a day in the life of someone running a Library of Things?

  • What are the top 10 Things that people borrow?

  • What are the headlines of the business model?

  • What space, money and people do you need to start a Library of ThingsWhat systems do I need in place eg. for health and safety etc?  

  • What are the biggest challenges to these models working? How does Library of Things overcome them?

  • How does Library of Things work alongside other services like book lending / bike repair / community gardens / makerspaces?

+ Plus opportunities for Q&A, photos, coffee and networking – and a follow-up email sharing the presentation.

When and where do tours take place?

This tour takes place on the first Friday of each month from 10.30am-12pm at Upper Norwood Library Hub in Crystal Palace.


+ I'm self-funding (not with an organisation), a student or a pensioner: £24

+ I'm from a grassroots or third sector organisation: £40

+ I'm from a public or commercial organisation: £90

Our prices assume your organisation can cover your costs. 

All fees go towards the continued development of Library of Things as a service for everyone.

Attending as a group of 5+? Want to bring a group of students or a corporate group? We run bespoke tours – fill out the form at the bottom of this page & we will get back to you ASAP: 

Struggling to cover the costs? Get in touch ( and we'll see what we can do.

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