In order to borrow tools you must be a member of the tool library. To become a member you must:

  1. Be a resident of the city of Chicago

  2. Fill out a very brief membership application

  3. Pay an annual membership fee

Membership fees are annual payments set on a sliding scale. Sliding scale pricing means you choose what you want to pay for your membership. We suggest $1 for every $1,000 of annual income (eg. if your annual income is $50,000 we suggest a $50 annual membership). You don’t need to prove your income - we use the honor system.

Once you have a membership you will not make any other payments to check out tools - except for late fees if you incur them!

Ready to start borrowing?