Buying is for some. Borrowing is for all.
Buying is for some.
Borrowing is for all.
WHAT IS THE LIBRARY OF THINGS?
We make sharing easy
Library of Things is a physical space and an online catalogue of things that people can borrow locally in Saskatoon. Our inventory represents an alternative to buying things - a community-based solution to address issues like accessibility, sustainability, and resilience. We believe that lifestyle and circumstance shouldn’t limit your opportunities and experiences.
HOW IT WORKS
Borrowing is convenient, safe and FREE! Start today with these easy steps.
Become a member
Start by creating an account on our website. Memberships cost a suggested $30 annual fee or as low as $0. All fees go back into the costs of running the Library. To activate your membership, stop by the Library in person to show a piece of photo ID.
Browse the inventory
Visit the website and use the search bar to find what you need, or browse using the “Category” or “Type” options. We currently have over 750 items in our inventory, and new items are being donated every day!
Borrow an item
Members can reserve items on our website, and non-members can reserve by emailing us. We’ll follow up and let you know when your reservation has been processed. Anyone is free to stop by the Library during operating hours to borrow any available items.
The length of borrowing time is flexible, and if you still need the item after the due date, just let us know. Renewals are always accommodated as long as no one else has requested or reserved the item.
That’s it! When you’re done with the item or when the due date arrives, simply drop it off for the next borrower to use. Items can be returned anytime to the Better Good on Broadway during store hours.
Support the Library of Things
Together, we have more than enough. Share what you have and help make our community more resilient!
Volunteers are what continue to make the Library of Things a success! Join our team and help us build a more resilient community.
Donors like you have helped us develop a model that we can repeat, grow, and scale. Imagine a Library of Things in every neighbourhood!
Thank You to Our Sponsors
“I love borrowing from the Library of Things; not only is it super convenient, but I'm also saving money and keeping clutter out of my house. Plus the volunteers are always super friendly!”
- Andrea D
“The Library of Things has so many useful items. I love that I can access items, save money, and reduce my environmental footprint all at the same time!”
- Alexa P
“Dedicated volunteers and great stuff to borrow to reduce needless consumerism!”
- Kate S
“went few times to this place and rented couple things which were helpful! it is very good idea to have library of things! love it”