Library of Things To Be Launched in Hammersmith

Online Q&A being held for residents to find out more

Hammersmith’s first Library of Things will have its home at the Livat shopping centre (next to Ikea)
Hammersmith’s first Library of Things will have its home next to Ikea

Hammersmith & Fulham’s first Library of Things is going to open its doors in June 2022.

Located in Hammersmith’s new Livat shopping mall, the new community space will allow local people to borrow at a low cost rather than buy new items.

Ahead of the Library’s arrival, residents are invited to an online info and Q&A session on Tuesday 12 April from 12 noon to 1pm.

Register your interest

Speakers will include officers from H&F Council’s Climate Unit as well as representatives from the Library of Things, ready to take questions on what items will be offered and how residents can get involved.

“Borrowing is a great way for people to save money while helping reduce waste at the same time,” said Emma Shaw, Co-Founder of Library of Things.

“We’ve had lots of interest in Library of Things from Hammersmith residents and organisations – so we’re excited that they’ll soon be able to borrow quality items like Bosch drills, Kärcher pressure washers and STIHL hedge trimmers for a few pounds per day. This is an important step for Library of Things, as we expand our work to create a community-led circular economy in neighbourhoods across London.”

Designed to help establish a borrowing culture in the borough, the Library will provide a way for residents to rent household items they don’t often use.

This can include cooking equipment, gardening tools or camping essentials.

Things like drills, carpet cleaners, tents and pasta makers will be available to hire for only a few pounds a day with 25 per cent concession rates offered to anyone who feels it would help them.

The Library exclusively works with manufacturers and recognised brands, offering high-quality products that are built to last.

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April 8, 2022