$80 – Annual Membership

One full Year of membership with HTL!  This membership gives the member annual access to the library and the workshop 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.

New member cost: $85/year (includes $5 activation fee)

Renewing member cost: $80/year

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

This button will take you to our Myturn Inventory website to create your account! 

Don’t want to pay online with a credit card? You can e-transfer (to info@halifaxtoollibrary.ca) or pay in person (cash, credit, debit).
Save time by creating your user account before you come in.

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 Volunteer@halifaxtoollibrary.ca.

Cost: Free with Participation 

$40 – Intro Membership

This 4 punch card option is for members who only need a few tools, or just want to try us out. 

HTL Intro membership gives an 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.

New member cost: $42.50/year (includes activation fee)

Renewing member cost: $40/year

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.

Activation Fee

All new memberships will be charged a nominal 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 our Workshop Basics program, 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 (annual memberships) or $2.50 (intro memberships) for new or expired members


Discounts are not combinable or transferrable.


  • Students qualify for a 10% discount on any membership level.  (all levels with student ID)


  • 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