Terms & Conditions


                              Benthyg Monmouthshire Borrower’s Agreement & Items Use Policy


1.       Members must be age 18 or over to borrow items from Benthyg Monmouthshire  



2.     Prior to borrowing items, all Members must create an online account inclusive of email address.


3.     When you become a member of Benthyg Monmouthshire, you can borrow from the different branches in Monmouthshire that are currently open Abergavenny, and Monmouth. ( Branches will soon be opening in Caldicot and Chepstow).


4.     Benthyg Monmouthshire branch staff and volunteers are available to assist in explaining the operation of items. However, by taking possession of any item, the Member is certifying that they are capable of using that item in a safe and proper manner.


5.     Only the Member is authorised to use items borrowed from Benthyg Monmouthshire branches. The Member shall not permit the use of items checked out to him or her by any other person unless with the express permission of the Benthyg Monmouthshire.


6.     There is a cot for borrowing items from Benthyg Monmouthshire, however these fees are kept low and help support the maintenance and operations of the Benthyg branch.  Payment methods include cash and card.


7.     There is no charge for individual memberships, you are welcome to make a donation if you are able. Organisations, both commercial and not-for-profit groups, may be charged a small membership fee.



8.     All items borrowed are to be returned to the specific Benthyg Monmouthshire branch they were borrowed from by closing time on their return date.



9.     Members may renew each item if:

(a) the Member contacts the branch before the return date, and

(b) no other Member has reserved the item.


Benthyg Monmouthshire reserves the right to refuse or limit renewals.

Benthyg Monmouthshire will only be liable to you for loss or damage caused by our negligence in failing to tell you about a known fault. We will not be liable for faults of which we are not aware of. Other than this Benthyg Monmouthshire exclude all liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or breach of contract.

Because we are not a business, the risk to you is greater than if you were paying to hire something or buy it.


10.   The Member agrees that Benthyg Monmouthshire is not responsible for any manufacturing defects in quality of workmanship or materials inherent in any borrowed items. Each time you take an item out you must check it visually before you take it and make other checks for any faults that you may be able to identify before using it.

The Member agrees that if any borrowed item becomes unsafe or in a state of disrepair, they must immediately discontinue use of the item and notify Benthyg Monmouthshire.


11.     If you are borrowing electrical equipment, you must check the visible wires and plug for any damage before use. If you are using the item outside, moving it about, or using it in circumstances where it may encounter water, anything sharp or other electrical wiring, you must use a circuit breaker.


12.   All items are to be returned in the same condition as they were issued, barring normal wear and tear. All items must be returned clean. The Benthyg Monmouthshire branch and the Member will come to an individual agreement in respect of any loss of or damage to any item and the Member further agrees to accept the Benthyg Monmouthshire branch’s  assessment of condition of items and on return engage in discussion of fair restitution for damage, dirtiness, delinquency, and/or loss of items.


Benthyg Monmouthshire branches reserve the right to refuse the loan of any item at its discretion.


13.   If Benthyg Monmouthshire is not the owner of the item and only facilitates contact between you and the Owner, Benthyg Monmouthshire accepts no liability for the condition of any item or any loss or damage resulting from your use of it.


14.   Members will not borrow the items to do professional work where you are charging a fee to a third party. You will not be insured for this activity, and risk your membership being terminated.



15.   Members understand that you are insured to use the item that you have borrowed – but that nobody else is insured to use that item. If anyone else uses the item you have borrowed, that person is not insured for any damage to their person or their property. For example, if you are hosting an event using an item borrowed from Benthyg Monmouthshire, you will need your own public liability insurance.


16.   If you borrow an item and with our agreement pass it on to another Borrower before it is returned to us and booked in, you remain liable to us for the return and condition of the object until it is returned to us. If you collect an item from another Borrower with our agreement that will also be on the terms of this Agreement.


17.   You affirm that the information that you have provided when signing up to the online borrowing platform is current, true, and correct. You understand that this information may be subject to verification.


18.   You further state that you have read and fully understand the rules and regulations of Benthyg Monmouthshire, and you understand that failure to comply with any of these rules may result in revocation of your borrowing privileges and/or legal action against you.

You have read the Waiver and Indemnification form below, relinquishing all claims against Benthyg Monmouthshire.


                                                            Liability Waiver

The items in our library are for the use of Benthyg Monmouthshire members.

Out of respect for future users, please take care of the items you borrow and report any damage to Benthyg Monmouthshire branch immediately. Though borrowers are responsible for damage that they have caused, we promise not to be cross!




I am capable and experienced in using the items I am borrowing, and I will use the items I am borrowing in a proper manner. I am aware that Benthyg Monmouthshire, its partners, directors, officers, members, and employees claim no expertise and make no representation concerning the fitness of any item for any particular use.


I, do hereby for myself, on behalf of my successors and assigns, waive any and all claims against Benthyg Monmouthshire, its officers, agents, and employees for any injury or injuries of any nature that I may suffer or incur in the use of the item that I am borrowing from Benthyg Monmouthshire except those caused by a defect known to Benthyg Monmouthshire and not made known to me.


I agree to release and indemnify and hold harmless Benthyg Monmouthshire, its officers, agents, and employees from any and all liability, loss, claims, and demands, actions, or causes of action for the death or injury to any persons and for any property damage suffered or incurred by any person which arises or may arise or be occasioned in any way from the use of items I am borrowing from Benthyg Monmouthshire.


I have read and fully understand the rules and regulations of Benthyg Monmouthshire, and I understand that failure to comply with any of these rules may result in revocation of my borrowing privileges and/or legal action against me.