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Lawnmowers and power tools could be loaned out to Ilkley residents like library books

A Library of Things lends various physical items to its members in the local community

Climate Action Ilkley intends to open a Library of Things in Ilkley early next year.

Like a library of books, a Library of Things (LoT) lends various physical items to its members in the local community. It will be a not-for-profit venture and is being funded with a grant from Comply Direct.

A spokesperson for Climate Action Ilkley said: “We plan to have a wide range of items which can be useful and practical, but also fun and entertaining. Using a Library of Things saves you money and space, and helps to build a strong sharing community.

“We are asking the people of Ilkley to help make the Library of Things as useful as possible to them by filling in a survey.”

The 10 categories of items which will be available to loan are:

  • Arts and Crafts– from sewing machines to glue guns

  • Baby and Children – from pushchairs to baby mobiles

  • Events – from projector screens to bunting

  • DIY – from drills to ladders

  • Gardening tools – from lawnmowers to hedge trimmers

  • Household and Garden – from vacuum cleaners to hammocks

  • Kitchen Equipment – from blenders to jam pans

  • Leisure and Camping – from tents to metal detectors

  • Music, Media and Audio/Visual – from guitars to speakers

  • Sports and Games – from golf clubs to roller blades

The link for the survey is here.

Climate Action Ilkley would like to reach as wide an audience for the survey as possible.

If anyone is interested in finding out about the Library of Things or have any questions they can email


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