Borrow and Share

Tools and Household Items

Have you got a garage full of tools you’ve only used once?

Did you know, it’s estimated that a drill is used for just 10 minutes over its lifespan? 

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.

East Devon:

Exmouth Library of Things


Exeter Library of Things

Mid Devon:

Sustainable Tiverton Share Shop


Plymouth Borrow Don’t Buy

Share Shed, South Devon:

South Brent

Please click here for opening times and full locations of ShareShed.

West Devon:

North Tawton Library of Things


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:

  • Teignbridge:
    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


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