Community. Sustainability. Resilience.

The Sydney Library of Things is a not-for-profit service that provides the local community with access to a collection of extremely useful but only occasionally used items that can be loaned out for a short period of time.

Watch our short video to learn more about us!

Katie from RecycleSmart ( visited us recently & here’s what she found.


We’re like a normal library but with things instead of books! 

We hope that by encouraging people to borrow instead of buying or throwing away their unwanted items, together we can create a better connected, more sustainable and stronger community.

The first tool libraries began to appear in the USA during the second world war. One of the earliest being started by the Rotary Club of Gross Point Michigan in 1945, established with the hope that it would improve dexterity in the local youth and ease the scarcity of tools in wartime. Objects can include tools, gardening equipment, party gear, yard games, art, craft supplies, musical instruments, and recreational equipment.

Open Saturday from 9am – 12pm
at the Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability, Waverton, North Sydney

Open Thursday from 6pm – 8pm
on 47 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove

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