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Med Shed

  • Search our catalogue for medical equipment and place a hold.
  • You may also call (604-947-9788) or email the library with your requests.

What is the Med Shed?

The Med Shed is a service for lending medical equipment to Bowen Island residents for free.  All equipment is lent in as-is condition 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.

Returning medical equipment

  • Please sanitize Med Shed items before returning them.
  • Please return Med Shed items to the front desk during the Library’s open hours.

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)

To 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.

The item I need is checked out. Where else can I look for medical equipment?

We are happy to place a hold on medical equipment for you, so you are notified when it is returned to us.

However, if you need an item immediately, the Canadian Red Cross lends medical equipment as well. Scroll down on the Canadian Red Cross webpage to see the contact information for the North Vancouver, Vancouver, and other Lower Mainland lending program offices.