How do I become a member?

1. Figure out which membership type is best for you. Scroll down to read about your options.

2. Create a user account in our inventory system by following this link.

3. Pay for your membership. You can visit us in person and pay with cash, debit, or credit. Alternatively, you can pay online with PayPal or by sending an e-transfer to info@halifaxtoollibrary.ca.

4. Visit us in person and pick up your membership card.

5. Bam, you’re a member! Thanks so much for joining our community!

$80 HTL Annual Membership

Our annual membership for HTL access. This card gives the member annual access to the library and the workshop (with booking) for 12 months. Unlimited tool borrowing for the year.  Membership may include a secondary member on their profile. We provide a second card for the secondary member.

Cost: $80/year + $5 activation fee if applicable (see below)

$40 HTL Intro Membership

A 4 punch card option for members not ready to commit to an annual membership. This card gives the individual access to both the library and the workshop (with booking). Card expires after one year. Unlimited tool borrowing within the 4 visits. Returns do not count as a punch. Visits to the workshop or loan visits to the library count against the 4 punches on the card. Only one member is allowed on this membership type – no secondary member.

Cost: $40/year + $5 activation fee if applicable (see below)

Activation fee

All new memberships will be charged a nominal (one time) $5 activation fee. This fee will not be charged to members who renew at or before their anniversary date. A grace period of one month following the membership expiry date will be granted. Beyond that, expired memberships will be asked to pay this fee when they pay for a new membership. This fee supports the HTL’s sustainability goals, better ensures membership continuity and helps the HTL manage seasonal highs and lows we experience in revenue while maintaining the same level of service year-round.

Cost: $5/new or expired member

Discounts

Discounts are not combinable or transferrable.

  • Students (all levels with student ID) qualify for a 10% discount on any membership level
  • Seniors (60+ with proof of age) qualify for a 10% discount on any membership level
  • CUA Members (with bank card) qualify for a 10% discount on any membership level
  • $15 discount with members’ referral card

Organizational Membership

Access to HTL’s services for up to 4 organization members. Organizations receive 4 cards for their team when they sign-up.

Cost: $200/year + $5 activation fee (if applicable) for profit organizations or $0/year for charities and not-for-profit organizations

Gift Membership

Available for any Membership type. New Members complete their profile process when they first visit.

Cost: as per membership levels listed

Volunteer Membership

Free membership for all active volunteers in any role. The HTL asks for active volunteers to maintain two volunteer shifts/activities per month to keep their volunteer status in good standing. Want to volunteer with us? Email us at info@halifaxtoollibrary.ca.

Cost: free with participation

Community Membership Fund

This is a resource fund from which the HTL can draw to afford to offer low cost or free memberships to community members of modest means. Initially we plan to set aside $1 from each membership in the CMF to reimburse the general revenue fund annually. Fund will be reviewed quarterly to ensure this goal is being reached. 

Please contact us at info@halifaxtoollibrary.ca for more details on how to access this fund.