We want Library of Things to be an affordable way for everyone to get their hands on the items they need. But we also recognise that everyone's situation, incomes and outgoings are different - plus London can be tough on the bank balance as it is without throwing in a cost of living crisis. So, here are three ways we're keeping things affordable in 2023.
1. The average price of hiring a Library of Things item is less than 10% of the retail price. Hiring is much cheaper than buying new things and you're saving on emissions and potential landfill waste too!
2. Unlike other tool hires we don’t ask for hefty upfront deposits.
3. If you still feel like you need an extra helping hand with borrowing, you can opt for our 25% concession membership - no questions asked.
How does it work?
When you sign up you'll get a 25% discount on the regular daily price of borrowing on everything you borrow for one year.
If your finances change and you feel like you can contribute more to our social enterprise, you can always change back to our standard membership.
How do I sign up?
Watch our video on Instagram here or read on for full details.
You can sign up for Concession Membership on any of our Thing pages.
1️⃣ Click the link titled 'Save money with Concession Membership' on any of our Thing pages. Do this before you add any items to your basket.
2️⃣ This will open up a form. We'd really appreciate it if you can tell us why this membership is helpful for you. Click register and you're ready to make a reservation!
3️⃣ Visit the Thing page to reserve the item you want to borrow. You'll see the discount applied when you choose the dates for your borrow. Make sure you're logged in to see the discount!
Whether you're thinking about the big pre-Christmas deep clean, got home improvements to do or wondering how to get through party season on a budget, check out Library of Things. We have a range of high quality, low-cost DIY Tools, cleaning equipment, gardening, cooking and entertaining Things (like projectors, waffle makers, travel cots, speakers and more). Hiring is easy, convenient and much kinder to the planet!
Closer to Hackney Wick? Reserve online here and visit our self-service kiosk at The Baths, 80 Eastway, E9 5JH
Closer to Dalston? Reserve online here and visit our self-service kiosk at Dalston C.L.R. James Library next to Dalston Junction, E8 3BQ.
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