The KW Library of Things is a space where you can borrow infrequently used items such as tools, garden equipment, kitchen appliances or camping gear.

We are member-supported and received community grants to get the Library of Things up and running in February 2018.

Here are some reasons why community members love us already...

Save Money

By borrowing instead of purchasing items you use infrequently, you save your money.

Save the Environment

Reduce the resources you consume and the number of items you send to the landfill by sharing.

Support your community

Your membership fees provide inclusive employment opportunities in your community

Become a member

A this time, creating an account is either done online here or in person during our operational hours on Thursdays. Membership gets you borrowing access to any tools, kitchen items or camping gear in the Library of Things, for a week at time.

Memberships are $50, and you can borrow up to 10 items at a time.

We also have sponsored memberships, generously donated by community members and organizations.

Donating Items

We’ve received over 650 donated items through the generosity of the Kitchener-Waterloo community! We are still looking for the items below. Feel free to email us to arrange for a drop-off.

Email kwlibraryofthings@gmail.com if you have any questions about donations.

Since 1993


Seat Wrench
Paint Sprayer
Diamond File
Ice Scraper (outdoor)

Craft Supplies

Button Maker
Circle Cutter
Wood Burner
Pinking Shears


Cooking Items

Stainless steel cutlery set
Crepe Maker
12 place setting of dishes (complete set, in the box)

Garden Tools

Sod cutter
Row Markers
Bulb Planter

Camping Equipment

Grill Basket
Bike Rack
Camping Ropes
2 or 3 person tents (excellent condition with all parts)

Who we are

Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region

Co-Founding Organization, EAFWR serves people with disabilities in Waterloo Region.

Devon Fernandes

Co-Founder, Devon, completed his Master of Community Psychology and works as a Sustainability Specialist at Humber College. He is currently eating a pepper like an apple.

Sustainable Societies Consulting group

Co-Founding Organization, SSCG is  focused on social and environmental sustainability.

How We're Funded

Ontario Trillium Foundation

The Ontario Trillium Foundation builds healthy and vibrant communities throughout Ontario by strengthening the capacity of the voluntary sector, through investments in community-based initiatives.