About Us

Ilkley Thingery was set up by Climate Action Ilkley, through a grant from Beyondly. Climate Action Ilkley is a non-profit organisation that's dedicated to promoting sharing resources, environmental sustainability and community building in Ilkley and surrounding areas. Ilkley Thingery is a non-profit project that we hope will be used by, run by, and developed by people within our community so that it becomes an central part of our community. 

Our Mission

At Ilkley Thingery, our goal is to create a sharing community where everyone has access to the resources they need to lead a sustainable and fulfilling life. By sharing resources, we can reduce waste, save money, reduce our impact on the planet and promote environmental awareness.

Our Vision

Our vision is to build a thriving community where resource sharing is the norm, where access to a wide range of items and experiences is available to ALL. We aim to help build a sustainable future by promoting environmentally aware behaviours, fostering social connections, and providing more ways for people to  access to things they need and explore their passions and hobbies. 

How It Works

Through our Library of Things, Members can borrow a wide range of items, from tools and gardening equipment to board games and toys, for a fraction of the cost of buying new. You can see what's available to borrow and reserve items on this website, and our friendly staff and volunteers can help you find what you need.

If we don't have something that you'd like to see in our library, email us at library-of-things@climateactionilkley.org.uk and let us know what Things you'd like us to add to our catalogue. We have a Wish List of Things that people have asked us to add to our library. If you have any of the Things on our Wish List that you'd be happy to donate or loan to us, please let us know by calling in to the Thingery during Opening Hours, or Emailing us at library-of-things@climateactionilkley.org.uk. 


Becoming a member of Ilkley Thingery is easy and affordable. Membership fees start at just £2 per year. Item borrowing fees (c. £0.37 - £3 per day) are based on the Item and the number of days you Borrow Things. We also offer discounts and incentives for repeat borrowing and referrals (contact library-of-things@climateactionilkley.org.uk for details). Register to become a member today.

Our Team

The Ilkley Thingery team are volunteers and staff members who are committed to promoting resource sharing and environmental sustainability. We're always looking for individuals who share our vision to help us run the Thingery. We are currently open on only 2 days each week, because we don't have enough volunteers to open the Thingery on additional days. When we have enough volunteers to do so, we'll open on additional days. Please volunteer with us.

Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved with Ilkley Thingery. You can become a membervolunteer your time and skills (e.g., run the Thingery, sort donations, repair things, build shelves), or make a donation to support our project. Follow us on social media to stay up-to-date with our latest news and events, or visit us during our opening hours to see what we have to offer.

Thank you for your interest in Ilkley Thingery. We look forward to welcoming you to our community.