open for borrowing!
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!
You can now pop into Morden Library to borrow useful household items like drills, carpet cleaners and gazebos. Library of Things allows you to borrow items from as little as £1 per day, before returning them for another neighbour to use.
Start borrowing today!
To make it work, we need everyone in the Merton community on board. Together we want to help people to save money, learn practical skills and reduce waste.
You’ll find the borrowing kiosk on the ground floor of Morden Library with step free access, inside Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden, SM4 5DX.
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!
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
Seb is also a Sustainable Merton Community Champion!
More on WASTE
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.
Brought to you by Sustainable Merton as part of the national award-winning Refill scheme by City to Sea, Refill Merton aims to disrupt the social norm of buying bottled water on-the-go and make carrying a reusable bottle the new normal.
library of things
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! You can now pop into Morden Library to borrow useful household items like drills, carpet cleaners and gazebos from just £1 per day.
Sustainable Merton has teamed up with Merton Council and environmental charity Hubbub to make it easy to recycle while out and about. The #InTheLoop recycling trial will introduce colourful new recycling bins to the streets while reminding locals how easy and impactful recycling plastic bottles and cans on-the-go is.
Sustainable Merton Community Champion Alyson Elliott has created a document full of ideas and tips on where to recycle the items that can't go in your kerbside collection. This handy guide will help you recycle more, recycle correctly.