Starting in January Edmonton’s tool library will be operating out of the Bellevue Community League.
For a $50 annual fee you can borrow tools for 2 weeks. Robyn Webb is a board member of the Edmonton tool library and she told Global News a group of people got together in January of this year to get the ball rolling.
“Many of us had been involved in tool libraries in other cities, and Edmonton is actually one of the larger cities in Canada that doesn’t have one right now. So, we benefited from being able to talk to people all across Canada like the library in Calgary to get their advice on what we should do to open.”
Their website will feature a list of available tools, and will have an enrollment page.
The idea for this community resource began in January of this year when a number of like-minded people got together.
“Personally, I helped start a car-chair cooperative in Winnipeg a number of years ago and I’m really interested in sharing economy organizations like the tool library where you don’t need to necessarily own something, you just need to have the use of it, so that’s where the tool library concept came from,” Webb said.
Their tool collection drive began earlier this year, and they’ll be on site to collect quality, functional tools that you’d like to donate every Saturday until Dec. 10 from 1:00 pm. – 4:00 p.m.. They’ve been given plenty of power tools, but have not received a power drill yet. They’re also looking for hand tools.
The address for the Bellevue Community League is 7308 112 avenue.