Essex Library of Things

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Tuesday 28 September 2021

Welcome to the Essex Library of Things, our place to reuse, borrow and share. You can hire items such as DIY tools, camping equipment, musical instruments and cake moulds. This scheme is a partnership between the BLUEPRINT to a Circular Economy Project and the Essex Library Services, which means that all Essex residents who are members of the Library Service will be able to borrow items free of charge.

How do I hire an item?

You can browse through a list of available items among the categories below, and place a hold on any item in the collection, as you would with a book. We’ll let you know when it’s ready to pick up. There are currently five libraries from which you can collect – ChelmsfordClactonGreat Parndon (Staple Tye in Harlow), Laindon and Witham - and the mobile libraries as well. 

To hire an item, simply browse the categories below to find what you're looking for. You will then be taken the library catalogue where you'll be able to reserve your item for collection:

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