Does your organization want to borrow tools from the Tool Library to do a project? By popular demand, we have created a new way to partner up with the Santa Rosa Tool Library: Organizational Borrowers.
Organizational Borrowers are organizations such as nonprofit organizations, neighborhood
associations, community groups, schools, community development corporations and
other folks that are doing good in our neighborhoods.
As an Organizational Borrower, up to five (5) representatives of the
organization or group will be authorized to borrow tools from a single account.
The tool library will also hold tools for up to seven (7) days before the
project date (Tools for Individual Borrowers are held to be picked up by the
following day). Many organizations can take advantage of this opportunity to
cut their budgets by eliminating the need to buy tools for their projects.
Is my organization eligible to register as an Organizational Borrower?
Organizational Borrowing privileges are available to charitable organizations
only. These include non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations, neighborhood
associations, educational institutions, and places of worship. Note that
your organization does not need to be a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit to
qualify. Organizational Borrowers are not designed for informal group
houses or friends working together. We recommend registering as an
individual “Registered Borrower” for these situations.
How does my organization become an Organizational Borrower?
To become an Organizational Borrower, the organizations director or project
leader must complete an Organizational Borrowers Agreement, including a list of up to five (5)
representatives of the organization. The agreement must be presented and
signed, in person, during the tool library’s hours of operation. The director
or project leader is ultimately responsible for the care and timely return of
tools borrowed by the organizations representatives.
How does my organization borrow tools?
Call or email the tool library to request tools. The tool library will hold
tools for up to seven (7) days prior to the project date and tools will be
loaned out for up to seven (7) days. The representative for the agency who is
picking up tools will be asked to sign a one-time Borrowers Agreement that they
understand the Borrowers Rules and agree to waive and indemnify the Tool Library
against injury or damage. Tools may be renewed for an additional loan period if
the representative who picked up the tools contacts the tool library during
open hours. Overdue charges are $1.00 a day for each tool loaned out so please
remember to either renew your tools on or before the due date or return tools
by the due date.
How much does it cost to become an Organizational Borrower?
Organizational Borrowers, like Individual Borrowers, pay nothing to borrow
tools from the tool library.
How can your organization help the Santa Rosa Tool Library as an
We encourage you to send us photos
of your completed projects so that we may show off your organizations efforts
on our Facebook fan page, twitter account, and newsletter.