Members of the tool library are able to borrow up to seven tools a week, and memberships are valid for one year from the date of purchase.
We offer memberships on a sliding scale between $50 and $100, so you can choose what to pay based on what you can afford and the value you expect to recieve from the library (and if cost is ever a factor in being able to access the library, please talk to us). To buy a membership just come see us in person, or purchase your membership online by following the steps outline in the video below (also in text below the video):
- Create a MyTurn account. MyTurn is the online tool tracking system that we use to keep track of our inventory and who is borrowing what tools. You will need to be a user in order to borrow tools from us. Get your account started at https://victoriatoollibrary.myturn.com/library/ by clicking on “Create Account” in the upper right hand corner.
- When prompted by MyTurn, be sure to read and sign the Member’s Agreement & Tool Use Policy and the Liability Waiver Form. These two documents are your terms and conditions for using the tool library and explain our lending proceedures, including late fees and what happens if a tool is damaged or lost!
- Now that you’ve created a MyTurn account, go to memberships and select General Membership Self Purchase, and pay by credit card. The sliding scale function is not currenlty available online, so the membership fee is set at $75. If you wish to pay a different amount or pay by cash, just purchase your membership in person at the library. Your membership, and the ability to reserve tools, will not be complete without this step.
Once you’ve done those three things, you’ll be ready to borrow tools. Don’t forget to bring your ID with you to the library, and we can’t wait to see you!
Stuck when it comes to MyTurn? The program has a detailed help section or you can see our YouTube channel for some helpful video tutorials on how to search the catalog, renew tools, or make a tool reservation.