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!

Soon, you’ll be able to 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.

Want to be one of the first to give borrowing a try?

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.

Find out more and sign up today to be the first to hear!

You can also help us decide which useful Things should go in Morden Library of Things by voting for the items for your home and projects you would find useful to borrow instead of buy.

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!

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

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Sustainable Merton

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Find us: 

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