Holiday Closing

December 2021 – Seasons Greetings everyone. The tool shed will be closed on Saturday, December 25th, 2021 and Saturday, January 1st, 2022 for the holidays.

Be safe, see you in the new year.

Thank you!

The Gabriola Tool Library would like to acknowledge a recent generous donation of power tools from the Gabriola Arts Council . In the true spirit of community sharing, these tools were donated to the GTL after being used in construction of the Jackpine log cabin .

The benefits realized by members of the Tool Library will be significant, and hopefully used in a number of member projects on Gabriola.

Once again, thanks goes out to the Gabriola Arts Council for continuing to help make Gabriola a special place to live and create!

Library reopening

The Tool Library will be reopening Saturday June 20th with shorter hours. We will be in open on Saturdays only from 10:00 am to noon.

We will have COVID measures in place such as social distancing:

  • Members must remain outside the shed. Adjacent to the pathway, there will be 6 feet spacing marked on the grass.
  • A Tool Library volunteer will be outside to receive and disinfect returning tools.
  • A second volunteer will be inside the shed doing computer work and pulling and re-shelving tools.

To minimize wait times, we request that you reserve items ahead of time if possible.

Cash, cheque and e-transfer will be accepted. For those with overdue tools, please return them as soon as possible

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

The Gabriola Tool Library Board

Library Closing Temporarily

It has been decided to suspend tool library services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The library is now closed and will remain so for the time being. We will continue to monitor information and guidance from officials to decide when it will be prudent to reopen.

If you presently have tools out on loan, we ask that you keep them until we notify you that we are open for business again. Be assured that late fees will not be charged during the time of our shutdown and ask that you ignore any automated e-mails during the shutdown that you may receive regarding late fees.

Thank you for your understanding.

The Gabriola Tool Library Board