How it works 

You can borrow items or ‘Things’ that you only need to use from time to time from the Library of Things.

Our most loaned items are a professional carpet cleaner and a pressure washer — but people borrow all sorts of Things — drills and sanders for DIY; leaf shredders and strimmers for tidying up the garden; and fun Things including beach tents, a gazebo or cake tins.

By borrowing Things for a small fee, you don't have to buy them. It saves you money and helps the environment too by reducing consumption. What's not to like?!

How to join

Step 1: Register your details.

Step 2: You'll then receive a confirmation email. Choose a Membership and complete the joining process.

Our four Membership options are:


  • Cost: Free
  • Period: 2 weeks
  • No discounts on loans

Best Friend

  • Cost: £10
  • Period: Annual
  • 25% off every loan

Proud Supporter

  • Cost: £40
  • Period: Annual
  • No loan fees

Super Supporter**

  • Cost: £80
  • Period: Annual
  • No loan fees

**The Super Support Membership allows us to donate memberships to local charities for those in need.

How to borrow

Step 1: Reserve an item (check out our full catalogue). Pay in advance online (if you can). If not, we can take payment when you collect.

Step 2: Pick up your item from the Library of Things at the Share and Repair Shop. Please bring two forms of ID.

Step 3: Use item and return.

We are working hard to keep everyone safe in the shop, minimising contact when you collect and return. Our items will be kept in quarantine and cleaned before and after a borrow. If you would like to know more, see our processes here.

Check out other Frequently Asked Questions too or call us on 07486 518197 if you want to ask about a specific item or have any other questions.