We’ve been collecting tools for a while now and believe that it is time to take the next steps in making the Resilient.SEA Tool Library come to life. If you are able to help with any of the items on the wish list, or you’d like to join the organizing team, please get in touch.
|-a Sea-Can or large enclosed trailer for storing tools as they are received|
|-people interested in developing the library|
|-monetary donations to cover lending software|
|-handy folks to maintain tools and repair items|
|-a portable bicycle repair stand and portable tent for pop-up bike repairs|
|-tools! (used or new, in good working condition)|
|-a lawyer or law-speaking person to help with liability, insurance, waivers and whatnot|
The Nuts and Bolts
The Tool Library will require people to have a membership to borrow tools and be managed using lending library software. This will help to track tools coming in and out and allow tools to be reserved. 100% of membership fees will be used within the Tool Library to pay for the software, legal fees, and for the maintenance of tools within the library. We are hoping to be able to offer several free memberships for anyone unable to purchase their own which will be funded by a +1 membership for people in a position to subsidize another person’s membership. Tools requiring inputs, like fuel or oil, or that have consumable parts, like a string trimmer, will require a small per day rental fee to cover these additional costs. For individuals or businesses who’d like to help support the Tool Library as sponsors, any amount over 100$ will include an annual membership. Tools returned after their due date will incur fines (starting at 1$/day for most tools), which will again be used to maintain and operate the Tool Library.
|Basic Membership (sliding scale)||$30-50/yr|
|Basic +1 Membership||$60-100/yr|
|Sponsorship||any $ amount|
Do I need a credit card to become a member?
- No. We want the tool library to be as accessible as possible, and not everyone has credit cards. We also have strong opinions about the credit card industry…