Learn more about how the Thingery offers a quick and effective model for starting an equipment lending library.
Each Thingery site becomes a share, reuse, and repair hub for the community it serves. We do this by pooling donated equipment, offering repair workshops, and facilitating the lending of equipment.
In addition to being 100% powered by renewable energy, each Thingery site also has a book lending library, bike repair station and a public seating area.
Sign up is simple and once someone has become a member, they use their mobile device to access the Thingery sites. Open 7 AM - 9 PM, seven days a week.
Thingery sites all have advanced security features
that ensure the valuable community assets we store are always protected.
75% of all Thingery inventory is donated from the community.
Thingery sites use a custom mobile application and access
control system to enable members to borrow and return items.
Thingery staff visit sites regularly to ensure
equipment is clean and safe to use.
As our project expands to new regions, we will connect these communities to create a network that fundamentally changes the way the world consumes.
From our pricing to our workshops, every aspect of The Thingery contributes to an inclusive space to learn about and access equipment.
A tight-knit community is a strong community. Our workshops facilitate networks and skill-sharing, boosting connection and confidence. Thingeries can also be part of your neighbourhood safety plan.
Each Thingery plays an active role in lowering an individual's ecological footprint by diverting equipment from the landfill and decreasing the need for individuals to purchase new equipment.
Each Thingery site has been custom built to meet the local requirements of municipal regulations. They are approved by structural engineers, seismically rated and ready to be permitted.
Ater the 1 year pilot program is successful and the region is ready to create a complete network of Thingeries in every neighbourhood, adding them to the network is simple.
A Thingery pilot is more than just a few shipping containers – it’s a site that is designed by the community, the inventory is sourced and curated by the local community, and workshops are taught and attended to by the local community.
Throughout our 1 year pilot program in your region, we’ll be continually researching and reporting on the site activity and usage.
We’ll present a report on how The Thingery can be integrated into the local public library, tool libraries and maker spaces.