The library is free to join, and up to five items can be borrowed per week. The carpet cleaner is one of the more expensive items but most are charged out at somewhere between £2 (for a garden fork) and £4 (for a bread maker). All are listed in its online catalogue.
Launched last month, the initiative has attracted only about 150 members so far but has big ambitions. Trevalyan and her two co-founders covered their start-up costs with a successful Kickstarter campaign. In addition, a local outlet of DIY retailer B&Q donated £1,000-worth of stock, while outdoor brands Berghaus and Patagonia gave backpacks, travel duffle bags and other goods.
source lcrn 26.08.16