IMPORTANT: MCRLOT isn't yet open for borrowing, but please support our crowdfunder to help us get over the line!
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Manchester Library of Things is a non-profit project run by volunteers for the benefit of the community. So, we need all the help and support we can get! If you can donate your time, a good quality item for the Library or even a few pounds, please email us at

A collage of things that MCRLOT may stock, including a carpet cleaner, crock pot, disco ball, ladder, strimmer, marquee and projector.

Donate a thing

Have a good quality, fully working item hanging around at home? If you don’t use it and want to free up some space, why not make it available for the community to borrow?

Email with a photo and brief description. See below for the list of things we need.

It must be:

Good quality, from a reputable brand

In full working order, with no damage

A long 'Wish List' of the items MCRLOT is looking for, broken up into categories including DIY, Adventure, Hobbying/Garden, Event, Home and Children.

Click here for a text version of our donation wish list.

Volunteer with MCRLOT

We need people to help us run the Manchester Library of Things. We have opportunities for helping out with:

  • On-site shifts – 2-3 hours on Wednesday evenings and/or Saturday daytimes when library users collect and drop off items
  • Updating social media
  • Accounting, emails and admin
  • Repairing, maintaining and testing our items.

If you can give a few hours of your time a month to support our project, we’d love to hear from you. Please email for a chat with one of the team.