Member fees and benefits

Member Benefits

VTL membership entitles you to access to our tool inventory and allow you to register for workshops at a reduced price. Because the VTL is a cooperative, your membership also gives you the opportunity to participate in the governance and decision making of our organization.

Member Fees for Individuals

The VTL offers an affordable, community-based alternative to personal tool ownership or traditional tool rental.

Standard Rates

- Year one: $20 member share + $45 annual maintenance fee
- Year two (and beyond): $45 annual maintenance fee

Low income or student rates:

- Year one: $20 member share + $30 annual maintenance fee
- Year two (and beyond): $30 annual maintenance fee

Member Fees for Organizations

We now offer memberships for non-profits, cooperatives, and small businesses. This type of membership allows up to five authorized users of the organization to have access to our tool inventory and offer several special provisions that are designed to address the unique needs associated with organizations’ schedules and capacity. Base rates are as follows; for more information, check out our info sheet or please email info@vancouvertoollibrary.com.

- Year one: $20 member share + $140 annual maintenance fee
- Year two (and beyond): $140 annual maintenance fee

Borrowing Tools

  • Hand tools can be borrowed for no charge
  • Power tools can be borrowed for $2 per tool, per loan period

Loan Period and Late Fees

Tools may be borrowed for up to five days, but members are encouraged to return tools as soon as they are finished using them. Late fines of $2/day for power tools and $1/day for hand tools apply to any tool returned past its due date. That means, borrow on….

  • Tuesday to return on Sunday
  • Wednesday to return on Tuesday
  • Thursday to return on Tuesday
  • Friday to return on Wednesday
  • Saturday to return on Thursday
  • Sunday to return on Friday

Member Forms

Preview the forms we’ll have you read to become a member:

Ready to sign up!? You can do so during our shop hours, which are listed on the contact page .