Tools & Resources

How To Start A Tool Library (or any other type of Lending Library)

Would you like to start a lending library in your neighborhood, but aren’t sure what it would take? Or maybe you’re concerned about the liability of loaning tools out that people can cut their fingers off with? ┬áIt’s not as difficult or as scary as you might think, and the documents below show you how to lose your fear, but not your fingers:

Guidelines for Starting a Tool Library
Tool Libraries: Frequently Asked Questions
Tool Library Sample Documents
Sample Fiscal Sponsor Agreement
Sample Budget
Sample Employment Contract
Sample Liability Waiver
Sample Borrowers’ Agreement
Sample Lease Agreement
Sample Tool Library Wish List
Sample Delinquency Letters

Other “Start a Tool Library” References:
National Tool Library Google Group
Find an Existing Tool Library
Shareable.net
Make Magazine
Center for a New American Dream