Notice of Price Increases

Last July, the VTL turned 1 year old. As we grow older, we are beginning to understand our co-op more and more. Due to high fixed costs and our determination to move off of grant revenue, the Vancouver Tool Library needs to adjust its prices. This email is to notify you that the Board of Directors has approved a new fee structure that will take effect on January 1st, 2013. Our new fee structure takes into account the feedback we heard from our members in a survey conducted earlier this year,  as well as our better understanding of the costs associated with running the library.

The new fee structure is:
  • Standard Annual Maintenance Fee: $45
  • Low Income Annual Maintenance Fee: $30
  • Power Tool Loans: A new fee of $2 per loan period will be applied to all power tool loans. Power tools only!
Note that the Membership Share value ($20) will remain unchanged.

We believe that the new fee structure is affordable and fair, and will allow us to keep our doors open into the future. If you have questions or concerns about the price increasesor the special offer on annual maintenance fees, please talk to us in the shop or reach us online at