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A Library of Things for Barnet

Nick Comyn-Ng calls for Barnet to have a service for borrowing tools and other useful ‘things’

A woman at a Library of Things standing in front of the container - featuring lockers for items to be borrowed and a computer system for borrowing
– (Credit – Library of Things)

A Library of Things is a community service where residents can borrow DIY tools and other useful ‘things’ instead of buying them.

The benefits are social (affordable access to high quality tools) and environmental (reduced instances of multiple residents buying and storing the same tools that then get used very infrequently).

If we want to get a Library of Things in Barnet we need to first demonstrate there is interest in the service! This can be done here.

If people would like to understand more about the service there is a BBC video explaining here.

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