Med Shed

Call, email, or drop in to the library during open hours to enquire about medical equipment, or search our catalogue from home.

How to Place a Hold on Med Shed Items

  1. See our medical equipment in our catalogue and search for the items you want to borrow.
    You may also call (604-947-9788) or email the library with your requests.
  2. Place a hold on each item you want to borrow.
  3. Staff will find your requests and you will be notified when they are ready for pickup.
  4. Come by the library to check out your items during the library’s open hours, Wed – Sat between 12 pm and 3 pm, or arrange for pickup by appointment.

Please sanitize Med Shed items before returning them. You may return Med Shed items during the Library’s open hours.


What is the Med Shed?

The Med Shed is a program lending medical equipment to Bowen Island residents for free.  All equipment is lent in as-is condition and on a first come first served basis, and is lent for a 6 week period free of charge. The loan period may be extended upon request and if available. No fines, fees or penalties are imposed for borrowing equipment.

You can search our catalogue here to see what equipment we have and what is currently available.

What equipment is available?

Examples of the types of equipment we lend include:

  • Crutches
  • Standard Walkers (no wheels)
  • Two-wheeled walkers
  • Four-wheeled walkers
  • Canes
  • Quad Canes
  • Manual wheelchairs
  • Stationary commodes
  • Raised toilet seats with arms
  • Raised toilet seats without arms
  • Bath seats with or without backs
  • Tub transfer benches
  • Tub grips
  • Bed assists (support rails)
  • Grabber device
  • Boot casts
  • MountainTrike trail wheelchair (one day loan only)

Quik-Fit-Aluminum-Crutch-Childs-234x312To borrow equipment from the Med Shed, you will need to first complete the library’s Med Shed Release Form. For additional information on the borrowing of Med Shed resources, please read our document on equipment loan policy and procedures.