What's a Thingery?

A Thingery is a community owned lending library of things in a modified shipping container. The containers are self-service, so members can check things in and out at their convenience. A Thingery's inventory is community sourced; meaning that what goes into the container depends on what neighbours donate to it and what they collectively purchase. Our inventory types include: recreation equipment, kids' toys, woodworking tools, event & entertainment equipment, household appliances and musical instruments.

The Thingery works with the local community to design the interior and exterior of the container, ensuring we're building a Thingery that suits the neighbourhood.

The Thingery offers a simple and convenient way to start a lending library of things in your community. A Thingery helps create more resilient communities by reducing a person's ecological footprint, strengthening social connections and assisting in emergency preparedness. Simply join one of the current Thingery locations nearest you or start a new one in your community.

How it works.

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Join a Thingery

Find your local Thingery and sign up to become a member online.




Check Out an Item

A Thingery is a self-service library. Once you've joined, simply use your access card and check out any item you need.



Return Your Item

Once you're done, return the items and your account will be charged for the numbers of days you borrowed them.

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Thingery Locations

Current Locations

Please click on the location below to learn more or to join your local Thingery.

North Vancouver

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