2017 VTL Garage Sale! April 29th

It’s SPRING! That means we’re having our Annual Garage Sale Fundraiser! Here are the details:

Saturday, April 29th

9am (no early birds!)

3448 Commercial St.

There will be hand tools, power tools, gardening tools, plumbing tools, and tool accessories! Come and get some cheap tools and help out your local Tool Library!garage-sale-1

We’re 5! Thanks for coming to our party

This year, the VTL celebrates it’s 5th anniversary! Wooo!! It’s been a crazy, wonderful ride and we’re just getting stronger and stronger every year.

We couldn’t have made it this far without all of our members. We’ve grown as a community over the past 5 years and we’re looking forward to the next 5!

VTL x MakerLabs

admin-ajaxThe VTL has opened a satellite location with a little help from our friends at MakerLabs. As of July 2014, this second inventory will feature some of our most popular tools at a more central location in Mount Pleasant, 221 East 10th Avenue. Stay tuned for updates as they come! In the meantime, check out MakerLabs during their open hours.

Tools 101: How to Make a Planter Box – March 8 2014


In this introductory workshop, participants will become familiar with some of the most common and widely applicable tools in the VTL inventory in a fun and inclusive environment. Participants will learn proper tool handling, application, and safety.  Upon completion of the workshop, participants will have the confidence to name and use basic tools necessary for everyday projects AND walk away with a planter box they built themselves!

Facilitator: Tobias Atkinsonplanter

When: Saturday, March 8, 1pm-4pm

Where: Vancouver Hack Space, 270 1st Ave E

Cost: VTL & VHS Members: $20 | Non-Members: $27

What to Bring: All tools and materials will be provided. Part of the workshop may take place outside so wear comfortable clothing that is weather appropriate. No dangling drawstrings or jewellery, please.

Questions? E-mail: manager [at] vancouvertoollibrary [dot] com

Advance registration is required. Please pre-pay and sign up through the PayPal button below or come into the VTL to register. Please include your email address in the PayPal form! This is how we’ll contact you with any workshop updates and to confirm your registration. Refunds are available up to 24 hours before the workshop begins. VTL members must present their member cards on the day of the workshop to be eligible for the member rate.

Member or Non-Member?

VTL gift certificates: give the gift of 1200+ tools!

VTL Gift CertificateThis year, give your friends and family the gift of an entire tool shed at their disposal: a membership to the Vancouver Tool Library! A VTL membership and annual fee will allow your loved one to access the more than 1200 tools in our inventory. So put down that sweater, turn away from the mall, and buy a membership right here and now.

If you order by December 20th, we will print off the membership for pick up during the shop’s opening hours on Saturday December 21st. Or – if you want to print off the membership at home, order right up until Santa slides down the chimney.

Use the button below if the recipient is not yet a member. You can give them the co-op share alone, or the co-op membership share and one year’s maintenance fees at our standard or student/low-income rate.

For New Memberships

Use the button below if the recipient is already a member of the VTL. You can give them one year’s maintenance fees at either our standard or student/low-income rate which will come into effect when their current maintenance fees expire.

Annual Maintenance Fees For Existing Members

Please note that while a $20 co-op membership gives a member discounts on our workshop series and the ability to participate in governance of the VTL, an annual maintenance fee is required for a member to borrow tools.