Borrow It!

Borrow It! is a new Time Bank project which has been funded by Bath & West Community Energy. It is a Library of useful Things, which can be borrowed by anyone registering with the project.

Borrow It! offers people in B&NES the opportunity to borrow a range of useful items which are needed only for occasional use, such as tools, household and gardening equipment, catering utensils, camping items, children & baby equipment, etc – it could be anything from a hedge trimmer to a sewing machine, a cordless drill or a chocolate fountain!

The Borrow It project will provide a way to reduce waste and clutter, make better use of resources and help people to save money.

Share - Library of ThingsPhoto courtesy of SHARE - A Library of Things in Frome

The Borrow It ‘library’ is located at the Time Bank centre at 86, High Street, Twerton, BA2 1DE and will be open on Mondays 10am - 4pm and Wednesdays 10am - 7pm. People wishing to borrow items need to register with the project and are asked for a small donation towards costs (eg 50p or £1). They are also asked to sign a liability waiver, to make it clear that items are borrowed at their own risk.

Please get in touch if you would like to register with the project and receive our e-newsletter.

Donations of items are welcome. Alternatively please let us know if you would like to offer a ‘virtual’ contribution to the project, ie loan of an item which you will continue to own and keep at your own home.

Here is a current catalogue of items we are able to loan out, together with a wishlist: