The KW Library of Things is a project of Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region and a space where community members can borrow infrequently used items such as tools, kitchen items or camping equipment. KWLOT opened its doors to the community on February 24, 2018 and now has more than 150 members who loan out items.

What is the Library of Things?

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

Learn more about our funders

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

Come by during our open hours to become a member. Membership gets you borrowing access to any tools, kitchen items or camping gear in the Library of Things, for a week at time.

Browse our Inventory

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.

At this time, we are only able to accept cash or cheque for memberships.

Donating Items

We’ve received over 350 donated items through the generosity of the Kitchener-Waterloo community! We are still looking for the items below. Feel free to drop them off at 91 Moore Ave (Extend-A-Family’s office and the future site of the library) anytime between 9am-4:30pm on a weekday.

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


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

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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.