Ilkley Thingery is a community resource-sharing hub - Ilkley's very own Library of Things. As a lending library, we offer a convenient and affordable way for people to access a wide range of items without needing to buy them. Most of the Things we stock are used. Some of the Things we stock are new.
From borrowing tools for a DIY project, or a tent for a camping trip, to lending a lawn mower or a floor cleaner to spruce up your home before a party, we've got you covered. Ilkley Thingery has an large collection of things to borrow and a welcoming community of members; our library offers a great way of getting the tools you need for household tasks, and exploring your passions and hobbies.
Borrowing and sharing things through Ilkley Thingery is beneficial for sustainability and community building. Our members save money, reduce their environmental impact and save space in their homes by hiring things through Ilkley Thingery.
We started with a grant from a local B corp company, Beyondly; this provides funding for the cost of the building for the first 3 years, giving us time to make this project work financially. We rely on membership fees to make enough money to continue to run, so please become a member and start or continue borrowing from us. Our costs are mainly the running of our premises. We are staffed almost entirely by volunteers and the Things in our library are either loaned or donated to us.
We will soon be offering a range of workshops, meeting space for local groups and regular repair sessions for electric items (and perhaps, small pieces of furniture too). Watch this space for news.
Page last updated: 18/12/2023.