Library of Things

Based on significant interest expressed in a survey of residents conducted by the Town of Banff, the Town and the Banff Public Library have partnered to pilot an equipment lending program. The Library of Things opened in October 2021.drill user

Banff and Lake Louise residents are able to borrow a variety of items that are rarely used, hard to store, or are expensive, such as tools, cooking appliances and hobby items. 

It is free to access - all you need is a valid Banff Public Library membership. The Library of Things will be available during regular library hours,  Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

The Library of Things will help reduce community-wide waste and consumption, and contribute to social inclusion, accessibility, and affordability for members of the community. The initiative could be expanded in the future with community programming such as training workshops, repair/fix-it sessions, community events (sewing tutorials, vehicle maintenance workshops) and more.

Check out what's available and then check out an item at the Library of Things


Current Items include

Cooking items

  • slow cooker
  • waffle maker
  • cake pans
  • canning set
  • cookie cutouts
  • food processor
  • food dehydrator
  • hand mixer
  • juicer
  • pasta maker
  • and more!

Tools

  • adjustable wrench
  • allen keys
  • backsaw
  • booster cables
  • caulking gun
  • chisels
  • clamps
  • drills
  • drywall saw
  • hammers
  • hand truck
  • jigsaw
  • Miter saw
  • orbital sander
  • paint roller pan
  • pliers and cutters
  • and more!

Home items

  • carpet cleaner
  • clothing iron
  • shredder
  • vacuum
  • and more!

Hobby items

  • binoculars
  • games
  • glue guns
  • sewing machine
  • ukulele
  • wood carving set

For inquiries about donations, please email collections@banfflibrary.ab.ca 

Background

See survey results at Banffviewpoints.ca