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Welcome to Bristol’s Library of Things!


Explore a treasure trove of items, from everyday essentials to specialised tools, in our Library of Things, operating in Kingswood and Bedminster.

Join us today and borrow Things sustainably and affordably.

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Don't buy, borrow!

You can make a difference in your community, by donating to our Library of Things. Pop in to Share Bristol Kingswood or Share Bristol Bedminster for a chat, or contact us online.

Library of Things

How it works

Discover the convenience of Bristol and South Gloucestershire’s Library of Things, offering a diverse array of Things for borrowing, from Kingswood or Bedminster.

From tools for your next DIY project to recreational gear for family outings, and even unique party supplies like a chocolate fountain, Share Bristol’s Library of Things has it all.

Say goodbye to unnecessary purchases, and hello to affordability and accessibility.

Unlock a world of possibilities without breaking the bank. Whether you’re in need of a drill, tent or specialised equipment, our community-driven charity is here to meet your needs. 

Why buy when you can borrow? As a member you can borrow anything from our Library of Things for free and become part of promoting sustainability and community sharing.

Visit us at Share Bristol Kingswood, 1-5 High Street, Kingswood, BS15 4AA on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and at Share Bristol Bedminster, 47-49 East Street, Bedminster, BS3 4HB on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays (please check opening times before you visit).

Donations welcome

Share Bristol is a registered charity committed to making the world a better place. We’re always on the lookout for donations of time, Things to lend our, and, of course, much-needed funds to support our work.

If you are able to make a donation, of any size, this will go towards helping Share Bristol deliver the Library of Things service in our local community – running our existing Libraries and setting up new ones around Bristol so more people can benefit. 

Get involved - Woman and box
Katya A
Katya A
2024-04-02
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I have used so many items from the library of things, mostly DIY and garden tools but there is so much more! Staff are friendly and helpful. I recommend a membership to anyone who needs things but doesn't want to store, maintain or buy those things.
william beeston
william beeston
2024-03-09
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Fantasically simple transaction. We borrowed a tile cutter, which probably would have cost £100s if rented. Great idea
Rachel Stokes
Rachel Stokes
2024-02-22
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We love the share library so much! Everyone is really friendly & helpful, and there's an amazing selection of things - all for free once you've paid your £50 annual membership (which is nothing considering how much we have saved in our first year by borrowing!).
Elly Hopkins
Elly Hopkins
2024-02-01
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.An environmentally friendly, community supporting, inclusive initiative. Making more things possible for more people. Thank you!
Fabien Bernard
Fabien Bernard
2024-01-19
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Borrowed a ladder to fix some curtains, really lovely, helpful and wheelchair accessible, thank you so much!!!
Sharon Morgan
Sharon Morgan
2023-10-23
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Great equipment, really welcoming and helpful people who are efficient and effective lenders. Thank you so much, glad I found you
Christina Poole
Christina Poole
2023-09-16
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Brilliant idea, lots of items to borrow, fairly good range in most fields. Staff are very helpful & very pleasant. In todays financial situation for many people its heaven sent. A very good addition to Kingswood.
Ali Keen
Ali Keen
2023-08-25
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What a brilliant resource and wonderful staff.
Maire Grogan
Maire Grogan
2023-08-18
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Such a great initiative! I signed up for an annual membership which costs £50 and have already hired out a lawnmower and strimmer which would easily have cost four times the price of that membership, plus they're not permanently taking up space in my garage! Volunteers were very friendly and helpful, couldn't recommend more!
Michael McCall
Michael McCall
2023-07-09
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Absolutely brilliant service, amazing value for money and I can't recommend them more.

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