Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Share Shed located?

We are located at 16 High Street, Totnes, TQ9 5RY.

We’ll soon also be serving Buckfastleigh, Ashburton and South Brent with our mobile library of things.

When is the Share Shed open?

Tuesdays: 2pm to 4pm

Thursdays: 2pm to 4pm

Saturdays: 10am to 1pm

How can I become a member of the Share Shed?

  1. Sign up online here. You can also sign up in person if you prefer.

  2. Bring an ID with your name and address on it the first time you visit us.

  3. Please make a donation between £5 and £30 towards your annual membership.

  4. Enjoy the access to all the items we have available!

Important to note:

Donations towards annual memberships are crucial for the sustainability of this great community project.

How long can I borrow an item for?

All our loans work on a weekly basis. Members are encouraged to return items as soon as they are finished to keep items available for circulation. A late fee will be charged for items returned past their due date.

Can I borrow more than one item at a time?

Yes! We allow up to 10 items at a time to be borrowed by a single member.

What happens if I damage an item?

At the Share Shed, we act from a place of trust. Normal wear and tear of items is inevitable, and we’ll discuss with you about any item that stops working while in your care. More details about damaged items can be found on our member waiver agreement, when you sign up.

Where do the items come from?

Our aim is to operate entirely with community donations from people downsizing, moving, or cleaning up basements, sheds, and garages. So far, the Share Shed has only purchased three items in almost three years of its existence.

Can I reserve items?

Yes! When you become a member, you’ll have your own login information that can be used to reserve items.

Alternatively, you can email us on or call us on 07516 908237 to enquire about reservations.

Do you need volunteers?

We do indeed! We’re looking for volunteers who are available to help out on Saturdays, from 10am to 1pm. Click here for further information. If you’re interested and available, contact

How do I find you on social media?

You can find us on Facebook here.

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