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.
How does it work?
Choose your membership type
Sign up online – it’s easy and secure
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 us during opening hours and collect your reserved items. Borrow up to 5 items each week for a loan period of 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.