Now we are open three days a week, our updated prices are per “half-week” (Mon to Thurs or Thurs/Sat to Mon). You’re welcome to hire for longer and we’ll add cost in half-week multiples.

Welcome to the Library of Things

How it works:

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


  • Create your account
  • Choose pay-as-you go or pay-monthly supporter membership (which really helps us!).
  • Confirm your email address.


  • Browse the inventory whilst logged in and choose what you want to borrow by clicking reserve.
  • Select the time & date that work for you and pickup or delivery (minimum of 48hr notice for delivery and you'll need to add a card to your account to be charged on courier pickup).
  • This adds the item to your cart at the top bar. Click the cart icon and select cart from drop down.
  • Check the dates and items are correct and add any extra information to the notes for us.
  • Click ‘Submit reservation’ to finalise.
  • That's it! You'll be emailed details of your reservation and we'll know to get it ready for you.


  • Visit the Library at any time during opening hours on your reservation date.
  • If it's a popular item (e.g carpet cleaner, gazebos, Apple pressing kit, beach wagon), we ask that you pick-up later in the day and return as early as possible. This helps gives us time to get the items ready to go back out to the next borrower!
  • If it's your first visit, please bring proof of identity and of your address.
  • A friendly volunteer will get your Thing for you and explain any extra details about it you need to know.
  • Pay by card or cash in person, or we can charge to a card if you have one added to your account.
  • Take your item away and complete your project!


  • 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. Please call or email us ASAP so we can warn the next borrower.


Join Repair Cafés, Volunteer & Support us!

  • View our repair page & sign up to join Repair Cafés
  • 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
  • Have photos of your project or event? We'd love to see them! Please email them through, with a note on whether you are happy for them to be used on our social media.

Find out more

1. Read more about SHARE Oxford here
2. Drop us an email at
3. Call or message us on 07410 942204

Give us feedback

Got feedback for us? Want to request or donate a Thing?  We appreciate your feedback to help us provide a great quality service.

Please drop us an email or consider leaving a google review.