"YOU can HAVE ACCESS TO THE THINGS YOU NEED WITHOUT IT COSTING THE EARTH."
What is Borrow Don’t Buy?
Borrow Don’t Buy is Plymouth’s very own Library of Things (LoT). We are a community interest company with the mission of giving you access to the things you need – simultaneously benefitting the earth.
We’re like a normal library, but with things instead of books! What sort of things, you ask? All the things you need…
Perhaps you’re doing some DIY and need a drill? Having friends over and want a projector to watch a film on? Fancy a spot of camping and need equipment? These are just a few of the things you can find at Borrow Don’t Buy!
Why buy a drill when you’ll only ever use it once? Join Borrow Don’t Buy, and for just a few pounds borrow a drill for the week you need it.
With over 420 items in our ever-growing Inventory there’s a good chance we just have what you need!
What do we want?
To help you with the following…
Reduce your Carbon Footprint
Share Knowledge and experience
Promote the repair and reuse of equipment instead of throwing it away
Inspire the people of Plymouth to create, innovate and engage in social change
Why do we want that?
Because we LOVE Plymouth and we want to help build the best city we can! Sounds amazing, right? If you are interested in becoming a borrower or volunteering/helping out, get in touch. Let’s make it happen!
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WHERE TO FIND US
GET EVERYONE ONLINE (GEO)
We had to temporarily shut Library during the Covid-19 period but we continued to push the sharing agenda in other ways by partnering with Nudge Community Builders to bring upcycled tech to people who really need it. When Wendy Hart from Nudge contacted us to ask if we could help them to get the people of Plymouth online, the answer was of course a resounding yes! This is now an on-going project which is helping to close the digital divide here in Plymouth.