Do you find yourself wishing you had that super handy tool but you know you’d only use it once or twice per year? Is your home overflowing with household goods you hardly use and you wish you could claim your space back. Do we need to, or even want to own all these items we rarely use?
What if we had these items in a central borrowing library for community use?
A world free of waste.
To operate inclusive, vibrant and thriving community hubs that enhance the natural environment by reducing the demands for natural resources and enabling materials to be shared, repaired, upcycled and reused.
We are an accessible and inclusive hub which brings together diverse community groups and promotes a sense of belonging through sharing, engagement, participation, education and wellbeing.
So what is a Tool Library?
The GCTL is a volunteer led initiative enabling everyone to have access to tools and household goods, without the need to purchase expensive items or store gear that is only occasionally used. We operate in a very similar way to a traditional book lending library, however instead of books we lend tools, camping gear, sporting goods, gardening tools and a whole host of other useful household items.
Watch our short explainer video for a tool library 101.
Currently in the establishment phase, we are growing our inventory through donated equipment, building our team of passionate volunteers and seeking that perfect space to open and create our vibrant, inclusive and thriving community hub to call home. We aim to be open to the public later in 2020 as soon as we find a suitable space to operate from.
How does it work?
Choose your membership type
Sign up online or at the library
Pay your annual fee
Browse the Inventory
Browse the online catalogue and plan your next activity, tools for some renos, a tent to go camping, or some gear for your party.
Pick Up and Enjoy
Visit the library during opening hours and collect your reserved items. Borrow up to 5 items for 7 days.
Return and Repeat
At the end of your loan period bring your borrowed items back in a clean and tidy condition and borrow again.