Why buy something new when you can borrow it? Borrowing saves money and reduces the resources involved and emissions generated by producing new items. There are many goods libraries in Merri-bek or nearby that you can access!
- Brunswick Tool Library loans tools for a wide range of projects as part of an annual membership. They also run workshops and have a monthly repair café.
- Borrow My Esky is a community library for camping & outdoor equipment.
- Carlton Kitchen Library offers the local community an opportunity to loan kitchen appliances and equipment to support their latest cooking project, program or event.
- Toy Libraries offer services from two locations, Brunswick West and Pascoe Vale.
- The Library of Cake Tins 3031 is a free hire library – you can loan a tin or donate a tin to the collection.
- Coburg Reduce Reuse Recycle is a Facebook group allowing locals to rehome unwanted items and share resources.
- Good Karma Networks in your suburb are a way to borrow and lend items to locals.
Please note that some goods libraries are currently closed due to Covid-19 restrictions.