The Lend Engine is FREE to use

We believe strongly in re-use and sharing.
We want to help people borrow more, and buy less.
We want organisations that lend things to be successful.
We want to build the best lending software system available.

So we don't want pricing to get in the way.

That said, we have servers to run and costs to pay. You can get everything you need to run a regular library on the free plan, but we also offer a paid plans which offer more capabilities.

Your account will be set up with a 30 day free trial of the Plus plan.

Free Standard
£5 / month
£20 / month
Unlimited team member logins to back-end (admin) Yes Yes Yes
Member website / portal for self serve access Yes Yes Yes
Track item location within sites (eg repair) Yes Yes Yes
Take credit card payments Yes Yes Yes
Number of items supported Up to 100 Unlimited Unlimited
Number of contacts supported Up to 100 Unlimited Unlimited
Customise email content (eg loan reminders) - Yes Yes
Manage volunteers, calendars and duty rota - - Contact us
Multiple library sites (different addresses) - - Yes
SSL secured admin and member portal - - Yes
Your own domain name (otherwise} - - Yes
Automated data backups - - Yes
Loans and reservations
Online loan management software Yes Yes Yes
Unlimited loans per month Yes Yes Yes
Self serve loans via member website Yes Yes Yes
Reserve items for future dates Yes Yes Yes
Automated loan reminders Yes Yes Yes
Extend loans and charge fees for late returns Yes Yes Yes
Multiple items per loan, each with different return dates Yes Yes Yes
Check out prompts to help your team capture information, or tell members particular details - Yes Yes
Check in prompts to help your team when items are returned. - Yes Yes
Sell consumables - - Contact us
Contact management
Online contact and member database Yes Yes Yes
Membership management software Yes Yes Yes
Integrated with Mailchimp for email newsletters Yes Yes Yes
Record child information (for toy libraries) Yes Yes Yes
Add notes and comments to track your relationship with members. Yes Yes Yes
Upload file attachments to contacts and members, such as delcarations or certifications. - Yes Yes
Add custom fields to record specific information about your members. - Yes Yes
Membership cards - - Contact us
Item management / stock control
Online item database available for all your team, anywhere. Yes Yes Yes
Override system fee or loan duration on a per-item basis Yes Yes Yes
Track your items' condition with custom options Yes Yes Yes
See item history as things move between members and locations Yes Yes Yes
Add notes and comments to the item history Yes Yes Yes
Assign costs to items to track money spent on repairing and cleaning Yes Yes Yes
Upload files and attachments to items, such as instructions or safety information. - Yes Yes
Add custom fields to record extra information about your items, toys or tools. - Yes Yes
Member website
Members can browse items and see item availability Yes Yes Yes
Register for new memberships, paid by credit card if required Yes Yes Yes
Members with credit can reserve items online Yes Yes Yes
Add credit / view payment history Yes Yes Yes
Member choice of English, French, Icelandic, Spanish, Romanian, Ukranian, Welsh or Dutch Yes Yes Yes
Customise look and feel with CSS Yes Yes Yes
Waiting list for items currently unavailable Yes Yes Yes
Automated email when item becomes available Yes Yes Yes
Require log in for access (private site) No Yes Yes
Custom pages and menus No Yes Yes

Latest borrows from Lend Engine libraries ...

March 23 : Michele borrowed "Line Trimmer (GMC) Electric" from Share Shed

March 23 : Michele borrowed "Extension Cord - 20m" from Share Shed

March 23 : Norah borrowed "High Reaching Secateurs with Pulley - Orange" from Share Shed

March 22 : Amiria borrowed "Yellow Balance Bike" from Turangi Toy Library

March 22 : Helen borrowed "Grocery And Lemonade Store" from Whangaparaoa Toy Library

March 22 : Keaton borrowed "Baby Bouncer and Activity Centre" from Whangaparaoa Toy Library