Library of Things

Library of Things

Careers at Library of Things

Library of Things is on a mission to make borrowing better than buying. We help people save money and reduce waste by affordably renting out useful Things like drills, sound systems and sewing machines from community venues in 17+ neighbourhoods across London & the South East. We also help organisations to power their own rental and lending operations by licensing our software, hardware, supply chain & 8 years of behaviour change knowhow.

Verified by Escape

Escape's take on Library of Things

In a world where the instinct of many is to get a new one when something breaks, the Library of Things is turning this thinking on its head. They're providing a revolutionary option to rent, not buy, many of the things we might need in our day to day lives. Having started just in one neighbourhood, they've expanded now to several locations in London and are quickly disrupting the communities in which they operate. Their mission to reduce the environmental burden of all of our stuff, and encourage communities to band together to help and support each other, is one of the reasons we love what they're doing. It's little surprise they've ended up in the Escape 100 for another year running!

Stats we are proud of

  • 18

    neighbourhoods in London have a Library of Things

  • 100s

    of lending libraries have been inspired by us globally

  • 650

    tonnes emissions & 224 tonnes electricals reused

  • £4.5

    million saved by affordably renting instead of buying

Behind the scenes