place or service Categories: Repairs & maintenance, Health, fitness & wellbeing, Other high street shops/services, Home, garden, pets, and Community & charityplace or service Tags: Cleaning, Cooking, DIY, and Kitchen
Why Buy When You Can Borrow ?
Our very popular Library of Things – where you can borrow DIY, Cleaning, Gardening, Hosting and Adventure Things instead of buying -is now online with a “Things On Wheels” delivery service for Crystal Palace/West Norwood and surrounding areas.
We’ve got ….
Cleaning : pressure washers and steam cleaners -with our very popular carpet cleaner coming soon !
For DIY & Crafts – drill, jigsaw, hand sander and sewing machine
For the kitchen –Bread maker, Ice-cream maker, pasta maker and waffle makers for the kitchen
Plus hedge trimmers & garden shears, speaker + PA & a projector
Browse, reserve and borrow – we offer minimum 2 day borrows, with longer options available.
Crowd-funded by the local community, and now supported by delivery volunteers – allowing free, safe delivery.
Crystal Palace Library of Things is a partnership between Library of Things, Upper Norwood Library Hub, and Crystal Palace Transition Town
Check out our website for full info and specs on Things available and the different delivery options
We’re trialling a super-safe delivery service
Given that current Government guidelines count hardware shops and services as essential, and that many local businesses are now powered by delivery, we feel that we can safely trial this too - as long as we take suitable precautions such as physical distancing, protective equipment and extra cleaning.
We’re going community-powered
We’ve put together a team of six star volunteer Thing Deliverers from the local area who will be safely bringing (and taking away) the Things to your door on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Back at our storage unit, our friendly and super handy Thing Technician Jamie will be checking, cleaning and fixing the Things you’ve borrowed ready for their next borrows.
We’re taking extra precautions:
The safety of our borrowers, team and volunteers are our utmost priority during this delivery trial.
We’ve given our Thing Technician and volunteer Thing Deliverers thorough training on how to keep themselves and borrowers safe whilst they’re out and about delivering and handling the Things. We consulted health and safety experts on our guidance to make sure we’ve covered all bases.
The deliveries and collections will be contactless, and everything will be double bagged to ensure minimal contact on the Thing itself.
Browse and reserve your Thing on the website and go through our quick steps on book and arrange delivery using your credit or debit card.