Step 1: Become a Member by creating a MyTurn account.

  • We use the online inventory software called MyTurn. You will be asked to enter a username, password, your address, your phone number, and sign the Membership Agreement. Please bring proof of Vashon residency to your first visit to the tool library. Acceptable forms of proof are a driver’s license or utility bill with your Vashon address. For part-time residents or people employed on Vashon Island, please contact us at
  • When you first check out a tool at the Tool Library, a librarian will upgrade your membership and ask if you’d like to make a donation. The Vashon Tool Library is entirely volunteer run and supported by donations and grant funding. We are a sharing resource of the community, supported by your time, energy, and money. No one will be turned away for lack of funds, but most of us need to donate to make this community project thrive. We suggest $40 per year for membership. Funds are used to expand our collection of tools and pay for operating costs like rent and insurance. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Step 2: Browse and reserve your tools using our online inventory.

  • Using your newly created MyTurn account, you can browse our inventory of over 1,000 tools and make an online reservation. The reservation length is one week; you may renew the tool for an additional week if no one else has reserved it for that period of time. Tools are expected to be returned in the same condition as they were loaned out, functional and clean. Fees will apply for broken or lost tools and vary by tool. We rely on our members to support and maintain this valuable community resource.

Step 3: Pick up items in person and make an appointment.

  • Please make an appointment to pick up and drop off your tools using the SignUp Genius website.  This way our volunteer librarians can have your reserved tools ready for you when you arrive!
  • We are open Wednesdays from 4-7pm and Saturdays from 9am-noon.

Renew Your Membership

If you are an existing member and wish to renew your membership, log in to your MyTurn account and update your information and membership. Please consider making a donation through your MyTurn account or PayPal to keep the Vashon Tool Library doors open!

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Have a question? Want to donate a tool? Would you like to become a volunteer Tool Librarian? To get involved please email