New borrowing scheme launches in Essex Libraries

Posted on: September 20, 2021

You can now check out more than books at our Libraries as we pilot the Essex Library of Things.

We now have a catalogue of items ranging from a drum set to a pressure washer available to reserve and borrow free of charge.

All you need is to be over 18 and have a Library card. You can then reserve the item and collect from one of five libraries or the mobile library service.

All items in the ‘Library of Things’ are free of charge during the pilot and include:

• DIY and gardening tools (such as a drill, pressure washer, leaf blower)
• Household appliances (such as a bread making machine, sewing machine and stand mixer)
• Musical instruments (including a drum kit, guitar and keyboards)
• Camping and sports equipment (such as a tent, gazebo and outdoor games)

Bookings will be reviewed and where appropriate, stock will be increased if there is high demand.

Items can be reserved online on the Love Essex website and collected from Chelmsford, Witham, Great Parndon, Laindon and Clacton libraries. There is also an option to use the mobile library service for collection.

Not only will the Library of Things help residents who might not have the means to rent or buy themselves, it also reduces waste.

This pilot is a collaboration between the BLUEPRINT to a Circular Economy Project and the Essex Library Services.

Last updated 8 September 2021

Author: Jade Bolton
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