How it works

Welcome to Benthyg Barry

What is Benthyg Barry?

A place where you can:

  • Borrow things you need but don't own
  • Donate things you own but don't need
  • Meet people to share knowledge and skills with your community

Where is Benthyg Barry?

Benthyg Barry is currently located at 74 Holton Road, Barry,CF63 4HE

How do I join? 

Either create your online member account by selecting 'Register' at the top of this page or pop in to see us and we will help you create your membership account. You need to be age 18 or over, have an email address, have a valid debit or credit card that you can link to your account when you sign up and agree to our terms and conditions. 

The first time you borrow an item, you will need to bring in photo ID e.g. either a driving licence or passport and utility bill. You only need to do this once! If you would like more information about borrowing, please email us

Do I have to pay join?

If you're joining for personal use, there's no charge. If you're joining to borrow items for a community group or business, we'll ask for a small joining fee. 

How do I borrow an item?

  1. Join as a Member. You just need a valid debit or credit card and an email address.
  2. Reserve an Item. Choose the item you want to borrow. Select the best date and time for you. Pay for the duration you need the item. 
  3. Collect an Item. Collect the item from your selected borrowing location during opening hours. 
  4. Optional: Get involved! Attend one of our events or join as a volunteer to meet people in your community.

Do I Have to Pay to Borrow an Item?

Yes, there is a small fee for borrowing which is detailed on all items within the categories on the left-hand side. The fee can be paid with money, time credits, volunteering time or skill sharing. 

We ensure that everyone will be able to borrow regardless of their situation so pop in for a confidential chat and we'll get you borrowing.

How do I Donate an Item?

You can donate anything useful and in good condition, e.g. garden tools, camping equipment, kitchen equipment, toys, games, etc.

Just pop in during opening hours or drop us an email

Who is running Benthyg Barry?

Benthyg Barry is part of the Time, Grow, Gain timebanking project funded by Vale of Glamorgan Council.


Benthyg Cymru

Glamorgan Voluntary Services

Awesome Wales CIC

How do I start a Benthyg in my Community?

To become part of the reuse revolution get in contact with Benthyg Cymru who will support you on your journey to becoming a library of things, with a wealth of knowledge and experience they have created a toolkit to help you set up your own library.