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Broadmoor Tool Lending Library

The Broadmoor Tool Library is a community resource designed to support and promote shared use of tools in the Broadmoor Community. All tools will be used to benefit the community, and staffing is entirely done by volunteers.

 

This resource is only for Broadmoor residents ages 18 and up.  

Go to our MyTurn database to look over our collection. Or you can drop by our location inside of the Arts & Wellness Center to view our entire collection.

STEP 1: REVIEW RULES AND LIABILITY WAIVER

MEMBERSHIP

STEP 2: BECOME A MEMBER BY CREATING A MYTURN ACCOUNT.

  • Create a username and password, enter a valid email address and telephone number, and sign a Membership Agreement.

STEP 3: BROWSE AND RESERVE YOUR TOOLS USING OUR ONLINE INVENTORY.

  • Once you’re logged into myTurn, you’ll see a “Reserve” button below every available tool in our inventory. Click “Reserve” to begin a cart.

  • Select a start and end date for your reservation that aligns with our open days (Weekdays and Saturdays). Reservations for all tools are limited to one week.

  • Select an appointment time from the dropdown menu.

  • Click “Add Items” to reserve additional tools, or “Cart” to review and submit your reservation. Select “Submit Reservation” to complete the process.

    Tools are expected to be returned functional, clean, batteries charged, and in the same condition as they were loaned out. Fees will apply for broken or lost tools.

STEP 4: PICK UP ITEMS 

  • Stop by the tool lending library space to check out the reserved tools

  • Before borrowing any tool or piece of equipment, the borrower shall sign the liability form to be provided by the BIA. The borrower acknowledges that the borrower is capable of using the tools in a safe and proper manner. By signing the liability waiver, the borrower acknowledges that they assume full responsibility for any injury or damages to their property that may result from the use of tools from the Broadmoor Tool Lending Library.

  • The borrower acknowledges that they will be the sole user of any tools borrowed from the Broadmoor Tool Lending Library.

  • Tools are expected to be returned functional, clean, batteries charged, and in the same condition as they were loaned out. Fees will apply for broken tools.

RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP

If you are an existing member and wish to renew your membership, log in to your MyTurn account and update your information and membership. 

How can you volunteer at the Tool Lending Library?

READ OUR VOLUNTEER WAIVER HERE 

We ask that volunteers can commit 2.5 to 5 hours a month. Tool Library Volunteers come in all shapes and sizes! Find your niche as a Tool Librarian, Repair Specialist, or Community Outreach Volunteer. 

Tool Lending Librarians:

 

Our librarians keep our doors open! You’ll be an instrumental part of the library: building order for members, checking tools in and out and keeping up our daily operations.

Repair Specialists:

 

Our Repair Specialist is primarily responsible for the repair and maintenance of tools (on-site, but potentially without interacting with the public)

Community Outreach Volunteers

 

Our Community Outreach volunteers complete minor home repair projects for residents with disabilities, low-income family homeowners, and older adult homeowners who are faced with the challenge of affording home repairs. Our Community Outreach volunteers are also able to host a tool or project specific workshop for residents.

Late Fees

The Broadmoor Tool Lending library will collect a late fee for tools starting at two days late. Late fees will be $1 per day up to 30 days. After 30 days, lending library users will be responsible for the cost to replace the tool. The Broadmoor Tool Lending Library will deduct any late fees charged from the cost to replace the tool prior to charging users the replacement cost.

Donate Your Tools

We will gladly accept quality tools in good condition and in working order! Thank you for understanding we may not accept all tools – our space is limited and we already have multiples of some tools.

To donate tools, please bring them to the Tool Lending Library during open hours.  Unfortunately, we do not have the capacity or space to accept all tools, nor the resources to dispose of them, if necessary.  Thank you for your support.

Donate Money

Funds are used to expand our collection of tools, pay for operating costs, and loss prevention. Please consider making the suggested donation of $20 or more to support this community resource. Please note that you would like your funds to support the Broadmoor Tool Lending Library. Your support is greatly appreciated!