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Ikea owner launches ‘Library of Things’ at Livat Hammersmith

// Livat Hammersmith launches new rental platform Library of Things
// Library of Things will offer over 20 household, DIY and gardening items

Ikea owner Ingka Centres has launched a new rental platform at Livat Hammersmith to help people save money and reduce waste.

Customers can rent out items like drills, sound systems and sewing machines and are able to share practical skills like DIY and repair with others in the community.

Library of Things will offer over 20 household, DIY and gardening items for residents to borrow for as little as a few pounds per day.

Residents will be able to reserve items online and collect from a self-service kiosk in Livat Hammersmith.


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Livat Hammersmith was launched in February this year as a new space for visitors to come together to eat and shop.

Library of Things was founded by Emma Shaw, Rebecca Trevalyan and Sophia Wyatt in 2016.

Library of Things is now open in nine locations across London. Over 5,000 people have now borrowed items over 10,000 times, saving approximately 40 tonnes of waste from landfill and 88 tonnes of CO2 emissions.

Livat Hammersmith meeting place manager, Natalia Petalina said: “The needs of the local community is at the heart of everything we do in Hammersmith, providing the community with different ways to spend time together.

“We are excited to welcome Library of Things into our meeting space to help residents of Hammersmith save money and reduce their waste to live more sustainably.”

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