Accessibility, Education, and Empowerment
through Community Tool-Sharing
The Calgary Tool Library is a tool-lending program that brings community members together to build and learn while sharing tools, skills and knowledge with one another.
Operated by volunteers (and one part-time staff), the Tool Library’s purpose is to:
1. Provide affordable access to tools for residents of Calgary and the area
2. Source and properly maintain a living collection of high-quality residential tools
3. Support learning, and empower people in the use of basic home tools
Interested in volunteering?
We are looking for tool librarians, maintenance & repair people, educators, grant-writers, and more.
For this and all other inquiries, please contact us.
Note from Nathan, the Tool Library’s General Manager: I’m a big believer in volunteerism as capacity-building and resilience-building. If it’s done with the right intentions and approach, I believe volunteering is one of those activities that can build you up to being able to do more stuff (and fight burnout). My goal is “no pressure”. Just know that I’m here to support you. Anytime, please connect with me, so we can set up a time for you to come by the house for a coffee to reconnect. I know lots about burnout and mental health in general, and would love to have a no-pressure hangout with you. (We have tea, too, if that’s your thing). I want you to come away from each volunteer interaction feeling more capable and healthy. I’m here to help.