coming 2020

Why buy when you can borrow?

A Library of Things is a place where you can borrow useful Things for your home, projects and adventures. Affordable. Convenient. Kinder to the planet.

Sustainable Merton has partnered with social enterprise Library of Things and Merton Council to bring you Morden Library of Things - the first of its kind in Merton!

From this May, you’ll be able to pop into Morden Library to borrow useful household items like drills, carpet cleaners and tents! Library of Things allows you to borrow items from as little as £1 per day, before returning them for another neighbour to use.

How borrowing works

Join and reserve

Browse the Things online and make a reservation to borrow.

Borrow and return it

Collect your Thing. Use it. Then return it when you're done.

Track your impact

See how much waste you've saved from landfill by borrowing instead of buying

Be one of the first to give borrowing a try


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Why borrow?


Borrowing useful Things, rather than buying them, helps people save money and storage space, and reduce waste to landfill. 

Crystal Palace Library of Things has been open for over 18 months, and in that time has helped save borrowers £40,000, and spared 23,000 tonnes from landfill!


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Our #PlasticFreeMerton campaign seeks to support residents and businesses as we work together to reduce single-use plastics across the borough.

Waste warriors

With our Community Champions at the helm, we are informing, inspiring and mobilising Merton residents to actively making changes to their lifestyles to reduce waste and recycle more - the right way.

Sustainable Merton

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Find us: 

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