Library of Things

Did you know that you can use your Adelaide City Libraries membership to borrow from our Library of Things?

A Library of Things is a collection of resources that may be useful occasionally, or that you may not have the opportunity to use regularly.

Why a Library of Things?

A Library of Things is a viable way of sharing and maintaining resources sustainably instead of buying.

It contributes to building community connections and the transition to a truly circular economy, and helps reduce our collective impact on the planet.

How do you use our Library of Things?

Adelaide City Libraries have a range of resources and collections you can borrow from. 

Read on to find out about what we have on offer and visit us with your Adelaide City Libraries card to start accessing these items today or come in and sign up for a FREE membership at any of our centres.

Things you can take home

We have a variety of items you can borrow to use at home.

Play with music and coding equipment, find fun new toys for your kids to play with, or measure your home’s energy usage.

Things you can use in our libraries

We have a variety of items you can use within the library centres.

Play music, record audio, scan photos and negatives and charge your devices.

Things you can learn about in our libraries

Get hands on and learn about the latest technology with 3D printers, laser cutters and robotics.

Book into a maker session to learn more.

Other Libraries of Things in City of Adelaide

  • Makerspace Adelaide - a variety of tools and equipment from laser cutters and sewing machines to 3D printers and traditional hand tools. Annual memberships range from $406.00 concession to $675.00.
  • Adelaide Sustainability Centre – a Library of Things operated by volunteers that loans out camping equipment, sewing machines and more
  • ReShare – A peer-to-peer user platform for the sharing of household goods within the community
  • Kindershare - a peer-to-peer rental marketplace for local families to hire baby equipment from $10.00

Need more information?

If you have any questions, please contact the Adelaide City Library: