Where is the KW Library of Things located?
We are located at 91 Moore Avenue, Kitchener ON N2H 3S4.
When are operational hours?
Tuesday 5:00 - 7:00 pm (deliveries only)
Thursday - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm (curbside pickup and drop-off only)
What does membership cost?
Membership to our library is $50/year to borrow up to 10 of any of the items for a week at a time. When signing up online, there is an addition fee of $2.95 to cover the costs of the online payment processing.
We understand that $50/year can be cost prohibitive for many individuals, so we have been asking people who are able to do so to pay $75 or $100/year (plus online fees) to subsidize half or all of a membership for another member of our community. Our subsidized memberships are distributed while supplies last on a "first-come, first-serve" model.
Please ask staff at the KW Library of Things for more information.
How many items may I borrow and for how long can I borrow them for?
Yes! Many projects require more than one item. We allow up to 10 items at a time to be borrowed by a single member.
The typical loan period is 7 days.
While we presently don't charge late fees, we do rely on members returning items on time, to ensure those who have reserved them next have access to items when they need them (not having the tent for camping is kind of a big deal!)
Where can I learn more about your delivery service?
Check our our detailed FAQ for our delivery service here.
Can I reserve items?
Where do items come from?
Our aim is to operate with 100% community donations from people downsizing, moving, or cleaning up basements, sheds, and garages. We've obtained over 650 items so far! In cases where items have not come from community - more often than not, our community outreach has resulted in donations of highly sought after items - we purchase local used items.
What happens if I damage an item?
Normal wear and tear of items is inevitable and we'll discuss with you any item that stops working while in your care. If the damage arises from neglect or improper use, members may be fined for damage to equipment. There are more details about damaged items on our member waiver.
Do you need volunteers?
We sure do! We're looking for volunteers who are available to help out during our operational hours on Thursdays. If you're interested and available, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Where can I find more about the KW Library of Things?
CBC News, The Community Edition, Special in The Waterloo Region Record, The Waterloo Region Record by Johanna Weidner, The Cord, and The Waterloo Chronicle recently profiled us. You can follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more regular updates.