Be a part of our community


So you are interested in joining Borrow Don’t Buy? YOU ARE A-W-E-S-O-M-E!

Have a look at our two different memberships. You can join for as little as £0 or be one of our Backer Borrowers.

If you have any questions, drop us an e-mail here and we’ll talk you through the process!

With any type of Membership you’ll get…

— The knowledge that we are making Plymouth more AWESOME and increasing the size of our sharing-learning community!

Do I have to pay to borrow items? How much do they cost?

Well, if you sign up as a free member you will have to pay a PAYG fee per item. It’s close to nothing, but unfortunately there is a price to borrow the items..we promise to always keep it as low as possible! The price range of borrowing items goes from 0.50p to £10 for a 7 days period. You can check every items’ price on our catalogue!

If you signed up as a Backer Member, then the answer is ‘No’ (Hooray!) You can borrow anything you want from our catalogue as many times as you want! There is a limit of 10 items at a time and for a maximum of 14 days. Late fees still apply if items are not return on time. This is mainly to keep items rotating as much as possible and so every member can enjoy a populated catalogue.

How can I pay for the items I want to borrow?

Well, it’s super easy, you can just pay by card! The only small issue that we have, is that we currently use Stripe to process our card payments and the minimum payment that they accept is £0.50. If you are borrowing an item that is less than £0.50 you’ll have to pay for it in cash (yes! good time to get rid of those coins) when you come to pick it up.

What do we do with your details?

Absolutely nothing! They are stored in a secure site and your details are not sold, distributed or passed on to any other entity. We will analyse our data to make sure we are providing you with the best borrowing experience possible, that’s all.

If you are one of our AMAZING 150 supporters who bought their membership through our crowdfunding campaign, just click on the button on the right, create your account and we will activate your membership.