"You should have access to the stuff you need without costing the earth."
What is Borrow Don’t Buy?
Borrow Don’t Buy is a library of things in Plymouth. We’re like a normal library, but with things instead of books! What kind of things? All the sorts of things you need.
Perhaps you’re doing some DIY and need a drill? Maybe you’re having friends over and you’d like a projector to watch a film on? Or you’ve got errands to run and could do with an electric bike to get around town? These are the sorts of things you can find at Borrow Don’t Buy!
Why buy an electric drill when you’ll only ever use it once? Join Borrow Don’t Buy and you could pay just a few pounds to have that drill for just the time you need it.
And it’s not just drills. There’s a good chance we just have what you need.
What do we want?
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 build the best city we can! Sounds amazing, right? If you are interested in becoming a member of Borrow Don’t Buy or Volunteering/helping out, drop us a line and we’ll get back to you. Let’s make it happen!
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WHERE TO FIND US
We are in
Higher Lane, PL1 2AN
Wednesdays 9 am – 6 pm
Fridays 9 am – 7 pm
Currently by appointment only, no walk-ins
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Borrow Don’t Buy, Plymouth’s Library of Things was shut during the Covid-19 period but we continued to push the sharing agenda in other ways by partnering with local community builders Nudge 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 help the people of Plymouth, the answer was of course a resounding yes!