Have a look at our two different memberships. You can join for as little as £0 or be one of our Full Borrowers.
If you have any questions, drop us an e-mail here and we’ll talk you through the process!
Pay as you go
Check out up to 3 items for 7 days
*£2 extra per extra item
FREE access to our entire catalogue!
(yes..this is a one-off payment for unlimited borrows during a year)
Check out up to 10 items for 14 days
Free day pass @THINQTANQ Co-working space
— The knowledge that we are making Plymouth more AWESOME and increasing the size of our sharing-learning community!
Do I have to pay to borrow items? How much do they cost?
If you signed up as a Full Member, then the answer is ‘No’ (Hooray!) You can borrow anything you want from our inventory as many times as you want! There is a limit of 10 items at a time and for a maximum of 14 days. Late fees still apply if items are not return on time. This is mainly to keep items rotating as much as possible and so every member can enjoy a populated inventory.
When do I have to return my items?
Casual members can borrow items for up to 7 days and Full members for 14 days. You will recieve an automatic loan email reminder from our awesome platform 2 days before your loan is due.
Unfortunately we do have late fees in place. We do not like them, so please, don’t be late returning your items 🙂
Are there any extra fees?
We have 2 different extra fees:
Late fees: £2 per item per day (even if we are not open).
Cleaning fees: £5 per item. If an item is returned in worse conditions than when it was checked out, we will have to charge a cleaning fee.
Borrow Don’t Buy is based purely on trust. We do not currently take deposits and we keep our prices as low as possible. Many Libraries of Things do charge a deposit. We trust you will return the item at the end of your loan and that it is going to be in the same (or better) conditions than when you got it.
We don’t want to be draconian about it but we also want our members and volunteers to have a hassle-free experience. If you have any unexpected problem (that’s life, right) just drop us a message and we’ll find a way to work it out.
How can I pay for the items I want to borrow?
What do we do with your details?
Absolutely nothing! They are stored in a secure GDPR-compliant site and your details are not sold, distributed or passed on to any other entity. We will analyse anonymized data to make sure we are providing you with the best borrowing experience possible, that’s all.