Tool lending Library

ArtsJunktion's Tool Lending Library is dedicated in memory of Gerhard Wiebe, a long-time ArtsJunktion supporter.

 

Our Tool Lending Library is now open!

 

Borrow dozens of arts, crafts, and hand tools to use in your home, workplace, and studio. By joining our Tool Lending Library, you will have access to every-day and specialty tools including drills, saws, sewing machines, typewriters and more coming soon! (Button-makers, embroidery machines and kiln-access, oh my!)

 

And it's so simple: purchase a membership and start borrowing tools!

benefits of our tool lending library

SAVE MONEY

Save money by borrowing what you need when you need it. Don't spend the money on a one-time tool, borrow it from our library! Our memberships start at $45/year with the intent to promote communal ownership and investment in art and making. If finances are a barrier, you are welcome to volunteer three-hours in lieu of payment.

SAVE SPACE

Avoid clutter in your home and have space for what really matters. There's no need to store a one-time use tool, we have everything you need to finish that project and will clean, store and organize it for you!

SHARE KNOWLEDGE

This is also a means for artists, makers, and DIYers to gather and share tips, ideas, and community. We will also be hosting workshops to expand your knowledge on various art skills, crafting techniques, and tool use. 

build community

Belonging to our Tool Lending Library gives you the opportunity to get to know your neighbourhood and community members. You can discuss projects together, help each other out, and form new friendships. 

social enterprise

By becoming a member, not only do you have access to tools, resources and networks, you are also supporting the ongoing work of ArtsJunktion. More members means more workshops, more pay-what-you-can supplies, more support for our community, and more making!

MINIMIZE IMPACT

Reduce your consumption and impact on the environment! Sharing tools reduces the number of tools that need to be made and sold each year, and therefore the amount of energy and natural resources used to produce them. All tools have been donated or are durable items, meant to last for years.