How Does the Library Work?
Members can borrow and return tools during operating hours:
ReUse Tool Library is a tool lending library with over 550 tools available! We lend to member. (members are?)
It’s easy to become a member!
Tuesday-Thursday, 5 pm – 8 pm and Saturday, 9 am – 2 pm
Members can borrow up to ten tools at a time for up to seven days,
with the exception of certain tools that are expected to be in high demand during certain seasons
like lawnmowers, tillers and a log splitter – for which borrowing periods will be two or three days.
Non-profit organizations will be able to borrow larger numbers of tools in support of group events and activities.
$100 for individuals/households
$50 for low-income individuals and students
$300 for non-profit organizations.
Membership costs may be adjusted in the future based on
library participation levels and operating costs.
How You Can Support the Tool Library
Many of the Tool Library’s operating costs will be supported by ReUse thrift store sales. Donating unwanted items and particularly higher-value items to ReUse is one important way that community members can support the Tool Library. In 2014, ReUse re-sold over 80,000 items from the community to the community.
Volunteering for the Tool Library or for ReUse thrift stores will help us reduce cost and earn revenue in support of the Library. For sign-ups and more information on Volunteering CLICK HERE!
Please consider contributing financially to support the ReUse Tool Library. So far, we have raised over $75,000 in cash and in-kind support for tool library start-up from local donors, the Athens Foundation, the Sugar Bush Foundation, and the Appalachian Transition Fellowship program.
If you want to help make the tool library a success, please consider volunteering some time for marketing/outreach, customer service, inventory management, and tool maintenance. Please click here to complete a volunteer interest form, and you will be contacted for further discussion.
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