Policy Updates

We’ve revised our tool renewal and tool donation policies to better fit the needs of our members and ensure the quality of our service! Check out the details below and please inquire in the shop if you have any questions.

Tool Renewals

Until now, we haven’t been allowing tool renewals. Recognizing that sometimes you just need a few more days to work on your projects, we now allow tools to be renewed up to two times, as long as there is one (or more) of the same tool available in the shop at the time the renewal is requested. This is to ensure that more popular tools, or ones we only have a few of, are available most often. Renewals can be made over the phone (during shop hours only) or in person.

Tool Donations

In order to ensure the safety and quality of the tools in our collection, we are now only able to accept tool donations when a Tool Officer is present in the shop. If you have tools you’d like to donate to the VTL, please fill out this tool donation form and a Tool Officer will be in touch to let you know what we can take, and set up a time that works for you to drop them off. A huge thanks goes out to all the generous folks who have donated tools so far. Their tools make up over half of our inventory!