Membership

JOIN US TODAY AND START BORROWING

Launching late 2020 – Watch this space

We are super excited about what we have been building and can’t wait to share it with the Gold Coast community. We are actively looking for a suitable location to site the library, and as soon as we find a place to call home we are ready to launch.  Sign up to our newsletter and follow our social media channels so you will be the first to know when we go live.

Choose your Membership

We have on offer some huge savings for those who support us as Foundation Members. We offer three types of annual membership so there is one just right for you, and all funds go back into supporting our sharing community and events.

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Concession

Valid Concession card holders and Students 18+

$30 per year.

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Everyone

We welcome everyone 18+ to join the Gold Coast’s first Tool Library

$50 per year.

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Charities and NFP's

Fellow NFP’s can also enjoy the benefits of a sharing library

$125 per year

Once the Foundation Membership sale period concludes we will revert to the following membership prices.

When will the Foundation Membership period end? Don’t wait too long to snap up these savings as we won’t be able to offer these discounts indefinately.

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Concession

Valid Concession card holders and Students 18+

$50 per year.

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Everyone

We welcome everyone 18+ to join the Gold Coast’s first Tool Library

$75 per year.

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Charities and NFP's

Fellow NFP’s can also enjoy the benefits of a sharing library

$125 per year

How do I join and start borrowing?

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Sign Up

  • Choose your membership type
  • Sign up online or at the library
  • Pay your annual fee
  • Agree to the borrowing terms and conditions (see below)
  • Get ready to start borrowing
  • As a NFP all funds go towards operating the library.

Browse the Inventory

Our inventory is always growing and changing as new items are donated by the community. Browse the online catalogue and plan your next activity, is it a tool for some renos, a tent to go camping, or some gear for your upcoming party?

Reserve the items you wish to borrow, then visit us to collect.

Pick Up and Enjoy

Visit the library during opening hours and collect your reserved items.

Borrow up to 5 items for 7 days. Extend for a second week if items are available.

Additional items above 5 per week can be borrowed for an extra fee of $5 per item.

Return and Repeat

At the end of your loan period bring your borrowed items back in a clean and tidy condition to the library during opening hours.

Returning on time makes for a better experience for all members, and you will avoid us shaking the late fee jar in your direction 😉

Simple as that and now you’re ready to borrow again.

Often described as a Library of Things

Tool libraries also lend camping gear, sporting equipment, gardening tools, musical instruments, craft and artist tools, surfboards and SUPs, outdoor games, event and party equipment and sewing machines. The list is endless and is guided by what the community would like to see, in their lending library.

Social Equity and Community

There are many people in our society who are umable to purchase the items that they would like to use. By collaboratively pooling our resources we enable an equitable sharing community where for the minimal cost of a library membership, everyone can have access to gear that they need and can enjoy.

There are many other benefits that a community space develops including social inclusion, reducing loneliness, increased mental health, as well as learning and teaching new skills through the sharing of knowledge, culture and friendship.

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A Win for the Environment

Every item we buy comes with an embodied energy debt so by reducing unnecessary consumption and outsourcing ownership to the community, we can reduce our individual impact as well as our local community’s collective carbon footprint by just borrowing what you need, when you need it.

By repairing our gear and extending the usable lifespan of an item we keep it out of landfill and therefore delay the purchase of more consumable items. 

Members Borrowing Terms and Conditions

When joining as a borrowing member either online or in person you will be asked to read, sign and adhear to the Library Membership and Borrowing Terms and Conditions of the Gold Coast Tool LIbrary Inc.

You can read these in full here.

You are also required to read and sign the Liability Waiver document either digitally online, or in person before borrowing from the library.

You can read the Waiver here.