Thank you!

The Gabriola Tool Library would like to acknowledge all the recent generous donations of power tools and hand tools. In the true spirit of community sharing, these tools were donated to the GTL. The benefits realized by members of the Tool Library will be significant, and will no doubt be used in lots of member projects on Gabriola.

Once again, thanks goes out to all our members and donators for supporting the GTL and continuing to help make Gabriola a special place to live and create!

Library hours and payments

We are open on Saturdays from 10 am to 12 noon.

To minimize wait times, we request that you reserve items online ahead of time (if possible) and try to return items closer to 10 am than to 12 Noon.

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

The pergola is up! What’s it for, you ask?

At last! a cool place to hang out and talk tools

This handsome structure is intended to give us the space to interact, exchange advice, give tool demonstrations, and generally hang out to talk about our projects: everything we wanted to be able to do when we built the shed, but had to sacrifice a porch because we chose to keep the size of the building below that needed for a costly building permit.

Tremendous thanks to the volunteers on the pergola crew: Rob Guinevan, Peter Hellenius, Kathleen Kane, Tom Keane, Mel Matthies, Saxe Mitchell, and all those passersby who offered advice, held a ladder, or took photos!

Also thanks to Kim Kasasian, the Beautifier of the Commons, for her hand-made signs. Kim also suggested we might need a tool sculpture on the back of the shed to give it some visual interest when viewed from the street – ideas, anyone?

Now to get the stain on, plants chosen, benches made, and workshops scheduled. Help — and advice — always welcome.