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Join us and become a member of the Asheville Tool Library

1 – Create your Asheville Tool Library account. Please add your legal name, physical address and phone number to your account and verify your email. You will need to sign our Liability Waiver and Membership Agreement to become a member. The first time you come in, please bring a valid government ID.

2 – Payment: When creating your account, you can pay online for a Regular Membership. If you prefer to pay in person, simply create a request account and pay when you come into the library. If you cannot afford to pay for a membership, we also have Scholarship Accounts available and you can apply for one using Scholarship Application.

3 – That’s all it takes to join! Now you can borrow all the tools you need for the next year.

Asheville Tool Library Membership Details:

  • All members must be at least 18 years of age.
  • All tools are due back in one week.
  • After 7 days, a $1/day late fee applies to each tool you borrowed.
  • As a courtesy to other members, we do not offer renewals.

Join Asheville Tool Library


We are always excited when more people want to volunteer! Let us know what you can help with. We are in need of librarians to help run the library. A librarian’s primary task is to check-in and check-out tools for members.

We also need help in our maintenance department to help repair and maintain all our tools, including small engine repair (lawn mowers, tillers, etc.) To become a volunteer, we ask for at least a 3 month commitment, as there is a fair bit of training involved.

Anyone who volunteers for 12 shifts total will earn the status of ‘Active Volunteer’ and gain access to the following benefits:

  • 24/7 Access to the Tool Library
  • Access to the ‘Tool Library Truck’ – a well loved 1995 Toyota T100 pickup truck
  • Supporting Membership to the Asheville Makers just down the street from our location
  • Ability to open/close the library on your own for any volunteered shifts

To become a volunteer, please submit this volunteer form!

Donate to Asheville Tool Library

We are a 501(c)(3). Your donations of money and tools are tax-deductible – and support your community directly.

Monetary Donations

We rely on your generous donations to keep our membership costs low. We appreciate any amount you feel comfortable giving.

Tool Donations

We accept donations of working tools on an ongoing basis. Unfortunately, due to our ongoing maintenance needs, we are unable to accept broken tools. But if you think you may have an exception, get in touch! You can drop them off during any of our open hours or use this form to schedule a pickup or drop off time.