SHARE Oxford, a Library of Things

Welcome to SHARE Oxford.

The Library is open for borrowing, and you can sign up for our monthly newsletter here.


Fallen leaves all over the place


Maurice says: "Don't forget that the invertebrates that keep your garden healthy need somewhere to shelter for the winter. But they surely don't need all those leaves that have fallen on the paths, lawns, patios. So if you need the kit to sweep them up, you could borrow one or other of our leaf-blowers. Or you could even go back to basics with one of our rakes. But either way, leave some leaf litter for the creepy-crawlies, do. "

For information about our opening times, membership - and if you want to donate items to the Library - please contact libraryofthings@shareoxford.org

You can browse the inventory without joining, but if you want to borrow anything, this is how it works

1. JOIN!

  • Create your account
  • Confirm your email address
  • Select your membership plan – we recommend the monthly or annual membership to get discounts on borrowing and to get access to some small items free. (Supporter membership really helps us even more.)

2. RESERVE!

  • Browse the inventory and choose what you want to borrow
  • Select the time & date that work for you

3. BORROW

  • Visit the Library of Things at any time during opening hours on your reservation date
  • If it's your first visit, you'll have to provide proof of identity and of your address.
  • A friendly volunteer will get your Thing for you.
  • Pay for your item (and a deposit for expensive items)

Then...

  • Take the Thing to your home, project or adventure
  • Bring the Thing back with all its parts on the day it's due back – clean and ready for the next borrower
  • Notice any damages? These things happen. If you can fix it easily and safely, then please do. If not, please let us know as soon as possible to libraryofthings@shareoxford.org
  • Finally a note on our prices: we are learning as we go and may be suggesting more than some people find reasonable for borrowing some items (we are trying not to) or may be underestimating what a loan is worth for other items (you are welcome to offer more than we ask if you think we are asking too little). It is our intention to review our prices every three months or so. We encourage our members and borrowers to give is feedback on our pricing, thank you.

5. JOIN EVENTS & VOLUNTEER!

  • View our events calendar & sign up to join Repair Cafes, Thing Demos and more
  • Got practical skills to share? Like meeting and greeting people? Good at spreading the word? Got a knack for fixing things? Check out our opportunities and apply here

Find out more

1. Read our story here
2. Still can't find the answer? Drop us an email at libraryofthings@shareoxford.org

Give us feedback

Got feedback for us? Want to request a Thing? Drop us an email.