The Oberlin Free Store is located in the basement of Asia House (024). It is open to anyone who wants to donate or take items for free. We have kitchenware, dormware, clothes, craft supplies, books, and more.
Mural in the Free Store made possible by the Green EDGE Fund
Mon-Thurs 7-9pm and Sat 1-3pm
The Free Store is closed during summer recess, fall break, winter break, and spring break. However, Big Swap is open in the Asia House basement multipurpose room (down the hall from the Free Store) during summer recess. Contact us for information about special Winter Term hours, which may vary year to year based on RCT staff availability.
Extra Hours for Spring 2017:
POC hour: Tuesday 6-7pm
Women/Trans/Non-binary hour: Tuesday 9-10pm
Asia House (Quadrangle) Basement Rm 024 - follow the signs!
Phone: (440) 775-8996
If you call during Free Store hours, an RCT member will be there to answer the phone. If you call at some other time, feel free to leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
How to get free stuff
Come by during our weekly open hours during the academic school year. Grab what interests you and sign out. Signing out allows us to get an idea of how many items were taken in a given week.
Yes, most everything is free! If it is labeled "not free"...do not take! These items are used by the Free Store, such as tables and bookshelves that display the free items. If you're uncertain about whether an item is free or not, just ask!
If you or your organization has specific items that you are looking for, please email or call us so that we can set up an appointment or arrange to save a certain item for you.
How to donate
Drop by during our open hours to donate items. Please only bring us functional and clean items that we can feel good about passing along to others. Also, please do not leave items in the Asia House basement hallway, as it is a fire hazard and not permitted.
Can't make it during our hours? You can e-mail or call us and we can schedule a time to meet.
Forgot your student ID? Having trouble getting in to Asia House?
If you find yourself at the door to Asia House and can't get in during our hours, feel free to call the Free Store phone at (440) 775-8996.