Membership

The forms below are required to be submitted prior to activation of your Tool Library Membership. Please email or submit in person to the Lumbery.

Tool Lending Library Membership

One of the most frustrating things about home improvement is having to shell out money for a new tool that you only expect to use once. Unless you have another project on your to-do list, that expensive tool is just going to sit in your garage gathering dust once you’re finished with the job.

A tool-lending library is just like a regular public library, except instead of books, it has a large collection of tools. Once you join a tool library, you can simply check out any of these tools whenever necessary and available. You don’t have to buy or rent new tools for every home project, and you don’t have to find space in your house to store a lot of tools you hardly ever use.

Benefits of Tool-Lending Libraries

When we share tools we manufacture less, we waste less, and we get more use out of existing tools. We save money, we save space, we share knowledge, we build a community, and we protect the environment. Good for the planet, good for you!

The only real downside of belonging to a tool library is that there’s always a risk that someone else may be using the specific tool you need.

Borrowers can check out 2 items at a time for 48 hours, depending on the demand for the tool. You can also call the Lumbery ahead of time to reserve a tool, but only to be picked up that same day. If a tool is returned late, you must pay an overdue fine of up to $20 per day, depending on the tool.

Interested?

Become a member of the Lumbery to start receiving incredible benefits!

An annual membership allows you:

*All members must sign a liability release form prior to use of tools.

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“If you love New England forests, if you want to take long Sunday drives during foliage season, go hunting in the woods, swim in clear streams, view wildlife, and enjoy marvelous hikes in the summer – if you care about having clean air and drinking water – support them by buying local. Wood, that is.”
Nicole St Claire Knobloch, Project leader Build It With Wood Initiative, New England Forestry Foundation