Why Buy, When You Can Borrow?

Why Buy, When You Can Borrow?

Not everyone uses a chop saw everyday, all year round. Collectively, our local community has enough tools to meet all the demands of its residents, but since most of us don’t know our neighbours, the Vancouver Tool Library is here to get the right tools in your hand. The Vancouver Tool Library allows everyone to meet their tool needs without having to own an entire personal tool collection; this  saves money, reduces waste, and helps you get to know your neighbours as a result of the process!

Thanks to our cooperative model, the Vancouver Tool Library can afford to offer you a wide range of tools at a fraction of the costs of what it would cost at a tool rental shop.

By taking part in the tool library, you’ll also be helping Vancouver move towards a zero-waste future and become the world’s greenest city by 2020.  Tools are made with non-renewable resources and their production process is taxing on our natural environment. The VTL can help you lighten your footprint by making it unnecessary to own every tool in the box. Time Magazine is calling “sharing” one of the “10 ideas that will change the world,” and we couldn’t agree more!