Gold Coast Tool Library Inc. is a Library of Things (LoT) currently in establishment phase.
The GCTL is a volunteer led initiative enabling everyone to have access to tools and household goods, without the need to purchase expensive items or store gear that is only occasionally used. We operate in a very similar way to a traditional book lending library, however instead of books we lend tools, camping gear, sporting goods, gardening tools and a whole host of other useful household items.
Currently in the establishment phase, we are growing our inventory through donated equipment, building our team of passionate volunteers and seeking that perfect space to open and create our vibrant, inclusive and thriving community hub to call home.
Circular Economy in action.
We support an alternative model of consumption based around sharing, access rather than ownership, having a softer footprint by reducing the unnecessary consumption of resources and keeping items in use at their highest value by repairing and avoiding waste to landfill wherever possible.
Do you find yourself wishing you had that super handy tool but you know you’d only use it once or twice per year. Is your home overflowing with household goods you hardly use and you wish you could claim your space back. Do we need to, or even want to own all these items we rarely use?
What if we had these items in a central borrowing library for community use?