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Membership is available to ALL of the Asheville Area community

1 – Click here to create your account. Please add your legal name, physical address and phone number to your account and verify your email. You must read and sign our Membership Agreement and Liability Waiver  to become a member. The first time you visit the library, please bring a valid government ID.

2 – Payment: We ask members to contribute between $50-150 per year. This amount is a sliding scale, and you decide how much you pay. You can pay online when creating your account, or if you prefer to pay in person, simply create a “Request” account and pay when you come into the library. If you cannot afford the recommended contribution, we have Scholarship Accounts available here.

3. That’s it! Now you are ready to borrow tools.


Important Loan Details:

  • All loans are for 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.