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 become a member, you must complete three simple steps, which can be done at home or in person at the library:
- 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, during the creation of your account, pay the membership fee by credit card or debit card. You can also pay in cash in person at the library (you’ll still need a MyTurn account though!). Our membership fee is based on a sliding scale of $50-100, so you can input the number of your choice, as long as it’s $50 or more. Your membership will not be complete without this step.
- 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!
Once you’ve done those three things, you’ll be ready to borrow tools. We will still need to approve your membership in MyTurn so that you have access to all the features, including making reservations. So if it’s your first time borrowing, please let us know either in person or by email so we can finish the process for you. Don’t forget to bring your ID with you to the library, and we can’t wait to see you!