Crystal Palace Library of Things

Welcome to the Crystal Palace Library of Things catalogue! Here you can browse all our Things – speakers for big parties, drills for odd jobs and carpet cleaners to get your house sparkling.

We are now officially open for borrowing!


How it works

291 people crowdfunded over £9,000 to bring Crystal Palace Library of Things to town. Crystal Palace Transition Town, Upper Norwood Library Hub and Library of Things partnered to make it happen.

Now, hundreds of local people are joining as borrowers, event participants and volunteers to make sure Crystal Palace Library of Things is here to stay. You're invited to join too!

1. JOIN!

  • Create your account
  • Confirm your email address
  • Select your membership plan – we recommend the Simple membership to get discounts on borrowing (or the Spacehive Crowdfunding Backer membership if you supported our crowdfunding campaign)!

2. RESERVE!

  • Browse the inventory and choose what you want to borrow
  • Select the time & date that work for you
  • Pay with a debit or credit card to confirm the reservation

3. UNLOCK!

  • Visit Crystal Palace Library of Things at any time during opening hours on your reservation date
  • Enter your details at the borrowing kiosk
  • A friendly volunteer Host will show you how to unlock your Thing!

4. BORROW!

  • Take the Thing to your home, project or adventure
  • Enjoy the handy how-to guides and videos
  • 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 here: http://libraryofthings.co.uk/repair

5. JOIN EVENTS & VOLUNTEER!


Find out more

1. Read our story here
2. Check out our FAQs to find out more.
3. Still can't find the answer? Drop us an email at crystalpalace@libraryofthings.co.uk
4. Sign up to our newsletter to hear about offers, events and opportunities

Give us feedback

Everything we're doing is in trial mode! Thanks for bearing with us as we learn and adapt.

Got feedback for us? Share it via this simple form.

Want to request a Thing? Let us know here.

Crystal Palace Library of Things is brought to you by Crystal Palace Transition Town, Upper Norwood Library Hub and Library of Things. It's a loving work in progress with, by and for the community.