Our Philosophy and Mission

Putting underused tools in the hands of people who need them.

Our Values

Access over ownership: There is no need for us to incur the cost of individual ownership when our needs could be met through sharing the resources we already have.

Promoting public spaces: We need places to congregate, socialize and learn. The Halifax Tool Library will provide the opportunity for people to build new relationships as they learn how to build and repair their objects.

Combating stigma and barriers to participation: We believe that everyone should be able to make, do and learn the things they desire. No matter what level of experience you have with tools, or where you come from, we want you to know that you are valued as a member of the Halifax Tool Library community.

Lifelong learning and mentorship: We know that everyone learns differently. The Halifax Tool Library will be a place to share what you know, and learn what you don’t.

As the Halifax Tool Library is a volunteer-run non-profit society, volunteers are our life blood. If you would like to help make us one the best community organizations in Halifax, please check out our volunteer page. If you have questions, suggestions, or new ideas to share, don’t hesitate to contact us at info@halifaxtoollibrary.ca to discuss how you would like to be involved!