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Not just books at our Library of Things

Equipment and household items including small appliances, electronics and tools can now be loaned with a Bayside library card.

Beaumaris Library has launched its exciting Library of Things designed to encourage sustainable living practices by promoting a circular economy. 

The free and sustainable way for accessing items without any commitment to purchase aims to reduce waste while creating a community resource sharing environment.

Local resident Ellie Harper said the service has given her access to new things that are conveniently accessible from the library.

“You can make something special, try new recipes, and you don’t need to store them in your cupboards,” she said.

“I have borrowed a cake tin, a heart monitor, pasta maker and ice cream maker. The appliances are good quality and a pleasure to use.”

Ellie has the window cleaner, sewing machine and cake decorating kit on her wishlist and has been combining the trip to the library with borrowing books from the displays. 

To access the Library of Things, you must be over the age of 18 and hold a Bayside library card. The process includes attending an induction session that is held at the Beaumaris Library.

Visit Library of Things to view a list of items available to borrow or to register for an induction session that will allow you to start borrowing. There are multiple induction sessions each week held during the day and in the evening. You will need your library card to book.

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