Become a Member

We are building the tool library for you. Please join us!

Get access to thousands of tools, our full-featured Makerspace, Studio Rooms and 3D printer. Learn more about our membership options.

Donate your Spare Tools

Do you have extra tools that are not being used? Give them a second life with our community. As a member you can come any time to borrow them. We accept tools on-site at 575 King Street East during opening hours. We also do pick-ups; please contact us to make arrangements.


Below is a wishlist of the big ticket items that we need:

  • Laser Cutter
  • CNC Machine
  • Rototiller
  • Lawn Aerator
  • Cordless power tools with functional batteries

Donate Funds

We are committed to running on a sound income model and will not require donations outside of our usual membership to keep our doors open. However, at this early stage in our growth, donations of cash are most welcome! Cash donations also allow us to fund special events in the community above and beyond keeping the library operational. Join our community of supporters by making a donation to our registered non-profit. Every dollar we raise goes back into our community space and towards the success of our tool library. To learn more about the work we do, visit our About page.

Donate today online, or mail a check to:
Hamilton Tool Library and Community Centre Incorporated
575 King Street East
Hamilton, Ontario
L8N 1E4

* Paying by check saves us from credit card processing fees!


We’re looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help run the tool library. When you volunteer for 3 shifts per month, at 5 hours per shift, we will show our thanks by offering you a of a FREE workshop membership for that month (a $50 value) and a FREE tool library membership for that month (worth $50 annually). Plus volunteers receive discounted access to all of our events. Visit our Volunteer page to sign up.

Become a Partner

We are building a wide base of partners, including local and provincial government, community volunteer organizations, service clubs, local businesses and charities. Together, we pool our resources to promote growth in Hamilton.

If you would like to work with us at an event, work together on a project, or if you would like to partner in any other way, please contact us.

Share Your Skills

Join our Tool Guru program and become part of our community of builders-and-shakers!

If you have trades training or are an individual with a wide range of tech and tool skills WE WANT YOU! We will run regular workshops where your particular area of knowledge will be highlighted. Members and youth groups will get a chance to learn from the masters and develop useful trades skills and creative outlets. With your one-to-one help, individual members will be able to get past the roadblocks in their projects and our Tool Guru community will grow.

Depending on your availability and time restraints, we can offer a financial incentive for you as you give your time to our cause. This will be accompanied by a profile on our website, advertising your availability and unique talents, as well as promotion in our newsletters and social media. We cannot guarantee that you will be hired with a certain frequency, but we can guarantee that we will promote you to our members and that your skills and time will be highly valued.

If you are interested in joining the Tool Guru team, please Contact us and let us know what trades or services you offer.