Borrow and Share
Tools and Household Items
Have you got a garage full of tools you’ve only used once?
There are many community-run services where people can borrow items that are used on an infrequent basis such as hedge trimmers, drills or sewing machines for a small fee (through membership).
By borrowing, not buying, you can save money, storage space and resources – it’s a win-win-win! Find your local Library of Things on the following list or on the community groups map here.
- Share Shed, South Devon:
Please click here for opening times and full locations of ShareShed.
- East Devon:
Exmouth Library of Things
Exeter Library of Things
- West Devon:
North Tawton Library of Things
Plymouth Borrow Don’t Buy
Whether your child is bored of their toys or a themed party is looming, why not join your local Toy Library to hire what you need on a short-term basis?
Toy Libraries have a wide range of quality toys and games available to hire for a membership fee meaning you can change up the kid’s toybox without the waste or the expense!
There are currently Toy Libraries in:
- East Devon:
Exmouth Beach Toy Library, SideShore
No Toy Left Behind, Axminster
Sidmouth Beach Toy Library, Sidmouth Beach
Teignmouth Beach Toy Library, Teignmouth Beach (from 1st May – 30th September)
Dawlish Warren Beach Toy Library, Dawlish Warren
Salty Dog Kiosk Beach Toy Library, Holcombe Beach
- North Devon:
Protect Our Playground, Croyde
Protect Our Playground, Woolacombe
Protect Our Playground, Northam Burrows
Protect Our Playground, Hele Bay
Protect Our Playground, Coombe Martin
Protect Our Playground, Ilfracombe Holiday Park
Protect Our Playground, Saunton Beach
Marine Drive, (National Trust)
Discover a variety of books at:
- Your local library – find your local library on Libraries Unlimited here.
- On-street mini libraries – keep a look out for on-street libraries in your local community.