Why buy and store tools when we can share!
Tools are expensive, and there are many privately owned tools in our community that only get used once in a while. But, if we collectively own and share tools, there's no need for everybody to spend their hard earned cash to buy their own private tools.
What is the Tool Library?
Newtown Tool Library is a lending library for tools of all sorts. We have a growing collection of second hand and new tools (donations welcome) available for lending to members of the Tool Library. We are located at the Newtown Community Centre and run by volunteers.
A big thanks to the following for all the support
Kia ora to all our Tool Library supporters,
We are delighted to let you know we will be open again during level 2. This has taken a bit of planning with Community Centre coordinators to achieve and there will be some temporary changes and news listed in this email, please read through.
Please do not come into the Community Centre or return tools if you are feeling unwell.
The Community Centre is not yet open to the public. It is only open to small groups of people at a time, because of this we are only letting members in.
The front door will be locked and you will need to knock to be let in. If we don't let you in right away, that might be due to helping a member but we will try to get to you as soon as we can.
We will only be able to help one member at a time, so there may be a queue to wait in.
Please keep 1 metre distance from other people at all times.
You will be asked to fill in a contact tracing form.
Please do not enter the kitchen space, this will be closed.
We encourage you to reserve tools in advance to help us with the smooth running of shifts. You can browse all our tools here.
If you test positive for coronavirus within 14 days of visiting the Tool Library, please let the Community Centre and Tool Library know immediately.
All that said, we are looking forward to seeing you, and helping get your next project underway!
Re-opening and new hours
Our new level 2 hours are 6-8pm on Wednesday and 11:15am-1:15pm on Saturdays. We re-open this Wednesday (20th May) at 6pm.
All loans have been extended until Saturday the 23rd May. During these exceptional times we realise that not everyone will be able to make it in and if that is the case, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our wonderful tool librarian, Freya, is offering bike collection services for those who are unable to make it back in.
If you need the tools for longer, you can log into our tool platform and renew your tools online (a few days before they are due). You should have your login details on an email but just get in touch if you need a hand.
We cannot wait to see you all again!
The Newtown Tool Library Team