Borrow It

Borrow, don't buy! Hire items for home projects, events, or just try something out before you buy it. Our tool hire library has been curated to include all the essentials needed for DIY, sewing, gardening, camping, and other activities.

Our collection and returns point is Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Unfortunately we don't offer shipping, so if you live further afield you have to get to Sheffield to Borrow It!

To borrow the items in our tool hire inventory you first need to become a member. This is easy; just visit our memberships page and select the membership tier which works for you. Once you've signed up you can go ahead and get borrowing! 

Browse and Borrow Tools

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Become a member

We have different membership options depending on how often you need to borrow.

Become a member

Why we think Borrowing is so great!


Its better for you wallet

Buying tools, gardening bits, camping equipment, and other things costs money. Borrowing is a great alternative to this; for example if you need to hire a drill and a sander for a one-off project, you can do so for the cost of your membership. To buy both of these items, it would cost around £145!

It's kinder to the planet

Borrowing means you're contributing to a circular economy. By not buying new, it means a new tool doesn't have to be made, and with that, the materials needed for the tool don't need to mined, extracted, or processed.

You can try before you buy

If you're not sure whether a tool is for you, borrowing can help you figure out whether you need it!

No need for storage

If you're living in a small apartment or house, buying tools can quickly clutter up your space. Hiring tools means you don't have to worry about finding a place to store them.


How does borrowing work?

  • Choose from one of our membership options.

  • Check out our items and choose the date you want to hire from.

  • You can collect your items from Sheffield on Tuesdays and Fridays.

  • Get DIYing, creating or crafting with your rented item!

  • Return your items one week later on either a Tuesday or Friday.


Got a question?

Visit our frequently asked questions page.


Collection & return times


718 Penistone Rd
S6 2DF

Tuesdays: 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Fridays: 3.00 - 5.00 pm

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