The Kitchen Library lets anyone borrow cooking appliances just like a book

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The increasing popularity of the sharing economy in recent years has given communities a way to both pool their resources and get to know each other. Most recently, we wrote about Switzerland's Pumpipumpe scheme, which enables homeowners to display the goods they have to share through mailbox stickers. Now, The Kitchen Library is Canada’s first non-profit lending library dedicated to short-term rentals of cooking equipment. Working out of the Toronto Tool Library, the Kitchen Library aims to work much like a regular library, acting as a community resource for home chefs. Members can gain access to the library for USD…

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