Banff Lending Library

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The Town of Banff is exploring the concept of an equipment lending library for Banff residents. Participants would borrow items that may be rarely used, hard to store, or are expensive. A program could be launched as early as this year, depending on interest, funding and approval for safe operations during a pandemic.

The short-term access to shared items could include:

  • woodworking tools,
  • maintenance equipment,
  • automotive tools,
  • hobby or recreation items,
  • household items, and
  • sports equipment – items not accessible from local rental businesses.

A lending library may help reduce community-wide waste and consumption, and contribute to social inclusion, accessibility, and affordability for members of the community.

The initiative could be complemented by additional community programming such as training workshops, repair/fixit sessions, community events (sewing tutorials, vehicle maintenance workshops, etc.).

The survey is now closed

Compiling public input

When an individual provides input in the online survey, an email address is required for submission. This personal information - the email address - is disconnected from the responses. The input will be analyzed separately from any information about the participant. Participant positions will be published in aggregate form with all other respondents, and opinions and comments will be published in entirety, but without association with the individuals who submitted the comments.

Email addresses are collected when people submit their survey responses to enable future communications with participants, including letting people know about next stages in the process and future decisions based on input. Surveys also collect demographic information such as age and other background information to analyze how closely survey respondents represent the wider community, based on census information. No personal demographic information is tied to survey responses for analysis.

The information you provide is collected by the Town of Banff under the authority of Section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act. Collected personal information is protected from unauthorized access, collection, use, and disclosure in accordance with the FOIP Act. Questions regarding this collection of personal information can be directed to environmental coordinator Carla Bitz at 403.762.1132 or carla.bitz@banff.ca

The Town of Banff is exploring the concept of an equipment lending library for Banff residents. Participants would borrow items that may be rarely used, hard to store, or are expensive. A program could be launched as early as this year, depending on interest, funding and approval for safe operations during a pandemic.

The short-term access to shared items could include:

  • woodworking tools,
  • maintenance equipment,
  • automotive tools,
  • hobby or recreation items,
  • household items, and
  • sports equipment – items not accessible from local rental businesses.

A lending library may help reduce community-wide waste and consumption, and contribute to social inclusion, accessibility, and affordability for members of the community.

The initiative could be complemented by additional community programming such as training workshops, repair/fixit sessions, community events (sewing tutorials, vehicle maintenance workshops, etc.).

The survey is now closed

Compiling public input

When an individual provides input in the online survey, an email address is required for submission. This personal information - the email address - is disconnected from the responses. The input will be analyzed separately from any information about the participant. Participant positions will be published in aggregate form with all other respondents, and opinions and comments will be published in entirety, but without association with the individuals who submitted the comments.

Email addresses are collected when people submit their survey responses to enable future communications with participants, including letting people know about next stages in the process and future decisions based on input. Surveys also collect demographic information such as age and other background information to analyze how closely survey respondents represent the wider community, based on census information. No personal demographic information is tied to survey responses for analysis.

The information you provide is collected by the Town of Banff under the authority of Section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act. Collected personal information is protected from unauthorized access, collection, use, and disclosure in accordance with the FOIP Act. Questions regarding this collection of personal information can be directed to environmental coordinator Carla Bitz at 403.762.1132 or carla.bitz@banff.ca