Christmas opening hours

The library will be close over the Christmas period.

Our last opening day before Christmas will be the 16th December, and we will be back on the 30th December. Any loans during this time will only be charged for a week, so it’s a great time to borrow something you need for that bit longer!

Opening times:
Thurs 16th - 7:00-8:30pm
Sat 30th - 10:30 - 12:30

What is the library?

A Library of Things works like a normal library. But instead of borrowing books, you can borrow tools, kitchen equipment, camping gear in fact, pretty much anything. The kind of things that you might not own, only use occasionally, or perhaps, can’t afford.

We want to move away from the idea that in order to use things we have to own them and having a Library of Things means that everyone in a community shares stuff as and when they need to, instead of storing things away in cupboards for occasional use.

How do I use it?

To start borrowing things you first need to register on our website and decide if you will be a Member or Casual User.

  • Membership is a cost but fees are lower, this will benefit regular borrowers.
  • Casual Users do not pay membership but the borrowing fee is higher, it you only need to borrow once or twice a year this may be better for you.

Once you have registered and chosen how you would like to borrow you can start to borrow. Please don’t forget to bring your ID with your current address to the library when you collect your first loan.

What do you have?

We have tents and camping equipment, hand and power tools, for the garden, lawnmowers, strimmers and other equipment, kitchen gadgets, board games, sewing machines and an overlockers

Please follow this link to the Things

What don’t we have? Equipment for children. Other than that, if you can’t see what you need on our website please ask: facebook or email link?

What if you don’t have what I need?

Tell us what you need and if we can source it we will, or we will add it to our list of requests. no idea is too ridiculous. Please let us know what you would like the library to stock by completing / following the link???????

We are open for pick ups, collections or just come along and have a chat at the following times:

  • Thursday - 7pm - 8:30pm
  • Saturday - 10:30am - 12:30pm

Please drop us a line at You can also contact us via facebook or Instagram

Where is the Kernow Library of Things

You can find us at the Old Gentlemen's Hut in Penryn on Quay Hill (next to Seabourne Fish, across from Jubilee Wharf).

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