Library of Stuff - Incubator Success

by Alan Dalgairns in Hull, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 23rd March 2021 we successfully raised £1,010 with 29 supporters in 35 days

Help move this project from successful incubation to the next stage and expand the library and the community engagement.

by Alan Dalgairns in Hull, England, United Kingdom

Our Aims

The Library of stuff lends items to the community. Its aims are

  • Stop people buying things they can't afford
  • Reduce the impact of climate change 
  • Stop waste creation 
  • Create a thriving sharing community.

Our First Borrower David who also donated lots of stuff!Max (5) drying banana's on our dehydrator

Visit our website here to find out more

Anyone can access our library; here are some recently added things.

Incubator Success 

We have leant over 280 items to the community and have over 380 members covering a wide area. From a Cement mixer to a Ukelele, we even have a free section of Health and Wellbeing item! You can borrow hundreds of things from the library!

Denise borrowing a multitoolIan borrowing the chop saw

"Gonna Need a Bigger Boat!"
We have now outgrown the small space we have and need help funding the next stage and including moving the library to a commercial setting and employing staff to attract even more of the community!

Our small incubator library, based in a garage

With your help, we can become the go-to organisation to borrow things from and change the conversation from "buy first" to "borrow first" and help make a difference for years to come.

What our Members say

Grace borrowing our projector for a movie night!David donating some amazing power tools!

"We borrowed a carpet cleaner. Full instructions were given. Excellent price and service was friendly and helpful. There are loads of items available so I will definitely be back."

"Fabulous idea, very friendly staff and efficient service. "

"I think this is the best thing ever! the website is easy to use, the collection/return was well organised (and very covid safe!) The concept is utterly fantastic and I am so pleased that I found it and have shared with all my friends and family!!"

Paul using our cement mixer and ladders

Our Team
We involve all the community of borrowers in the decision-making process and plan to formalise this with an advisory board and the next stage.

Our Directors
Tim, Alan and Liam

Meet the Directors Tim, Alan & Liam

Don't buy, borrow! Together we can help prevent needless waste for years to come!



This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

Awesome 10cm Sticker!!

Pledge this amount and get one of our amazing stickers, with a choice of two designs! See the designs here

£58 or more

Our first ever available Library of Stuff t-shirt!

Pledge 60 to receive a Library of Stuff t-shirt in a choice of colours and sizes see below:- Contact will be made to get size and colour. See Them Here:-

£117 or more

An Amazing Library of Stuff Hoodie!!

Get one of our fantastic Hoodies made locally and personally posted to you! The size will be requested on completion of the crowdfunding. See them here:-

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