Support Us

Through our shop you can donate money or buy one of the items on our wish list for us!

You can also purchase a pending membership. Money from pending memberships will go into a fund to help subsidize the cost of annual memberships for people who might not be able to afford it. Pending memberships are at heart of the lending economy.

Become a supporting sponsor. Do you recognize the value of the Guelph Tool Library to our community? Would you like to make an annual gift to help us with operating costs? Please email us directly and visit our Sponsors & Donors page to learn more about existing sponsors.

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Donate Time

There are a number of ways you can donate your time and volunteer with the Guelph Tool Library.

Become a volunteer at the Guelph Tool Library or at one of our many projects. See our volunteer opportunities.

Offer to host/organize a membership drive in your neighbourhood. You don’t need our permission to do this, but if you’d like some pamphlets, etc. to have at your membership drive, or you’d like one of us to show up and answer questions, just email us. All you need for your membership drive is an internet connection and a group of would-be members. Membership enrollment and payment are entirely online.

We’re looking for folks to help us expand our hours of operation. If you’d like to spend a few hours checking tools in and out, cataloguing and photographing our ever-expanding collection, and making new friends just email us. We’d be happy to have you!

Or, if you have special skills you’d like to offer in anyway, just shoot us an email!

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Donate Tools

We’re always looking for donations of gently used tools of some description or another. We’re interested in any tool that you can use to:

  • fix
  • farm
  • cook
  • bake
  • preserve
  • build
  • landscape
  • and more!


We also have a small and selective collection of how-to and cookbooks that you might consider adding to.

Alternately, buy us some new tools by purchasing an item on our wish list. Just search our shop for “wish list” items and you’ll see what you’d be welcome to buy for us and all of our members.


Volunteer Opportunities

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At the Guelph Tool Library, you can make a difference in the community through volunteering. The Guelph Tool Library is extremely volunteer driven, which means that our volunteers’ contributions are welcomed and necessary.


Volunteer positions and hours are varied, and we aim to find a good fit for each person who gives of their time at the Guelph Tool Library. If you think you may be interested in volunteering with us, please take a look at our current volunteer opportunities or contact us directly at We look forward to hearing from you.