Our aim is to provide an affordable, accessible, and sustainable solution for the community's tool needs, while promoting community involvement and environmental responsibility. We believe that everyone should have access to the tools they need to complete their projects without breaking the bank!

Our service not only provides access to these items but also helps to reduce waste and promote a circular economy. By renting tools instead of buying new ones, you can save money, reduce your environmental impact, and support a social enterprise.

Our extensive library includes everything from power tools and gardening equipment to crafting items and camping gear. We want to provide Barnsley with high-quality items that are well-maintained and in good working condition. Our team is also available to provide assistance and advice on tool selection and usage. So if you’re a complete novice and have no idea what you’re doing or just want a bit of advice, we’re more than happy to help you get started!

One of the key advantages of Borrow It is our commitment to social and environmental responsibility. As a social enterprise, we reinvest our profits back into the business to improve our services and support our mission. Additionally, our tool hire service reduces waste and promotes sustainability by extending the life of tools and reducing the need for new ones.

What’s available?

Borrow It offers a wide range of items for hire, including power tools, gardening equipment, and camping stuff. Some of the most popular tools include:

Borrow It also offers a range of accessories and safety equipment, such as goggles and gloves.

Our Barnsley tool library is constantly getting updated with new items so if you can’t find what you’re looking for let us know and we’ll add it to our Wishlist.

If you have an item you’d like to donate; get in touch with us here.

Great, how do I start borrowing?

We’ve made borrowing as easy and accessible as we can.

  1. Visit the memberships page and select a membership option to suit your needs.
  2. Visit the library and browse the available tools.
  3. Once you have found what you need, select your dates, and check out (you can borrow for periods of 8 days). You’ll will receive an email with instructions on where to collect. You can view our collection return points here.
  4. Collect your tool on the day you selected from our collection point.
  5. Create, make, fix, enjoy!

When you’re borrowing period is over return the cleaned item to us.

If you have any questions when you come to collect or during your borrowing period get in touch with us and we’ll try to help as best we can. If you’ve not finished your project you can extend the borrowing period as long as the item hasn’t been reserved by someone else!

If you’ve still got some questions on how our service works, read our FAQs section for more information.

How can I support Borrow It?

If you want to support Borrow It, there are a number of things you can do. Firstly, you can become a member of the library and start borrowing tools. This will help to support the social enterprise and reduce waste.

Secondly, you can spread the word about Borrow It. Tell your friends and family about the library and encourage them to start borrowing tools too.

Finally, you can volunteer your time to help run the library. Borrow It relies on volunteers to keep it running smoothly, so if you have some spare time, consider getting involved.

By hiring things from us, you're not only getting the equipment you need to complete your projects, but you're also supporting a social enterprise that is making a real difference in the community.

Borrow, Don't buy.

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