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?  It’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

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