Library of Things

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Consultation has concluded

Why buy when you can borrow?

The Burnside Library is considering establishing a Library of Things. A Library of Things is a collection of items for loan, other than books and other ‘traditional’ library items, either for an annual membership fee or a fee per item. This aligns with the City of Burnside’s commitment to increasing opportunities for community and cultural participation, place-making and development of enduring community relationships, and creation and activation of community spaces. A Library of Things could include anything from kitchen and baking items, to tools, camping and other outdoor equipment. Libraries of Things are stocked with both brand new items that have been purchased specifically, and good quality, used items donated by the community (excluding electrical items).

A Library of Things can:

  • Allow access to a wider range of items than we need to own, maintain and store.
  • Assist with reducing waste to landfill.
  • Free up some much needed cupboard space in our homes.
  • Allow borrowers to try before they buy.

Tell us what you think. Would you use a Library of Things and if so what sort of items would you borrow?

Complete the survey online by 5 pm Monday 23 March 2020.

Why buy when you can borrow?

The Burnside Library is considering establishing a Library of Things. A Library of Things is a collection of items for loan, other than books and other ‘traditional’ library items, either for an annual membership fee or a fee per item. This aligns with the City of Burnside’s commitment to increasing opportunities for community and cultural participation, place-making and development of enduring community relationships, and creation and activation of community spaces. A Library of Things could include anything from kitchen and baking items, to tools, camping and other outdoor equipment. Libraries of Things are stocked with both brand new items that have been purchased specifically, and good quality, used items donated by the community (excluding electrical items).

A Library of Things can:

  • Allow access to a wider range of items than we need to own, maintain and store.
  • Assist with reducing waste to landfill.
  • Free up some much needed cupboard space in our homes.
  • Allow borrowers to try before they buy.

Tell us what you think. Would you use a Library of Things and if so what sort of items would you borrow?

Complete the survey online by 5 pm Monday 23 March 2020.