Tools for a
Circular Economy

Join to borrow!

In 2017, the Brisbane Tool Library became Queensland's first library of things. Our tool library allows people to borrow hand and power tools, and other equipment, such as camping and sport gear. Based on a circular economy, we are building a more sustainable society, reducing consumption and waste going to landfill.


How it works

Return or extend

  • Return after 1 week
  • 1 loan renewal
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Find us

Directions

  • Bus: Cultural Centre Busway Station in Melbourne Street. Chartered bus temporary set-down in Stanley Place.
  • Train: South Brisbane Station, corner of Melbourne and Grey Streets.
  • Ferry: The CityCat and City Ferry terminals are located at South Bank 1 CityCat terminal.
  • Parking: Paid parking is available at the Stanley Place car park, directly under State Library of Queensland. 2P Parking/free parking area options can also be found on Hope St., Fleet Ln.; Montague Rd. (4min walking distance).
  • Loading zone: available for pick up and drop off of tools (see map below).

Opening hours

Tuesday 2pm - 6.30pm
Thursday 2pm - 6.30pm
Friday 2pm - 6.30pm
Saturday* 10am - 2pm
* 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month only!

Choose from 1000+ items

Become a member

In order to get access to tools & gear, it is required to purchase a yearly membership at the Brisbane Tool Library. The two available membership options are Regular and Concession.

As a member of Brisbane Tool Library Inc, you are entitled to:

  • Borrow hand and power tools / sporting /camping & other equipment from the Brisbane Tool Library.
  • Receive invitations to be involved with the Brisbane Tool Library events and other meetings.

The following details apply to your membership:

  • Available to everyone aged 18 & over (with consideration to those aged 16-17 who live independent of their parents). All members must be supportive of and adherent to the Objects of the Association.
  • Memberships are of 12-months duration from date of approval, also the date when the membership fee is due. BTL Inc will notify when membership renewal is due.
  • Privacy of members is paramount and is covered for in the Constitution. Please contact a member of the Management Committee to review the policy.
  • New members are to be proposed & seconded by an existing member. Where no existing member is known, the Management Committee may allow membership through special request and suitable provision of ID.

Regular

Full standard membership
Annual Fee $75
Checkout 4 items
Loan Period 7 days
Loan Renewals 1
Join

Concession

Check criteria below
Annual Fee $60
Checkout 4 items
Loan Period 7 days
Loan Renewals 1
Join
Available for
  • pensioner or concession card holders
  • full-time students
  • TPI/EDA Veteran card holders
  • refugees of less than 2-yrs Australian residency

Reasons for Sharing

Dedicated to promoting a real sharing economy, the Brisbane Tool Library offers to its local community a viable alternative to mass consumption and throwaway mentality.

A Community-driven project

The Brisbane Tool Library Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that is sustained by the voluntary contribution of its members. There are many different ways you can get involved and support this change with us. You can help out on a specific project or focus on specific tasks. If you don’t see anything interesting below, just reach out to us and we can discuss any ideas you have about how you can help.
Within the possible tasks we always need staff working at the tool library:

  • Checking in and out the tools that people borrow,
  • Testing & tagging
  • Marketing/media production guru (marketing, photography, videography)
  • Community event organisers (for workshops & social events)
  • Fundraiser heroes and
  • General casual volunteers
Brisbane's leading voice in sharing economy
Responsible stewardship of resources
The Brisbane Tool Library Inc. started at the beginning of 2017 being Queensland’s first tool library (library of things). Our tool library allows people to borrow hand and power tools, and other equipment, such as camping and sport gear. Based on a circular economy, we are building a more sustainable society, reducing consumption and waste going to landfill. Thanks to our flexible membership schemes our users can access hundreds of tools for the price of one tool, saving space and money!
Join a circular economy today!

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