Welcome to the Montague Tool and Gear Lending Library!
The Montague Tool and Gear Library is a neighborhood listserv formed to facilitate the sharing of tools, equipment, gear, appliances, and anything else that might be productively borrowed and lent. This model of sharing resources means you don’t always need to buy and own the things you need to use. Anyone residing in the five villages of Montague can join, whether or not you have tools or other items to lend.
Users save money and storage space, while reducing energy and material extraction from the earth, and strengthening community connections.
The Montague Tool and Gear Library listserv doesn’t have a designated space full of tools or an on-site coordinator. There is a partial inventory users can choose from, but mostly members simply email the listserv to ask for or offer gear.
Personal accountability is required of all members because trust between the lender and borrower is critical in making this model safe, secure, and sustainable. If you are interested in joining please give our Member Agreement and Policies and FAQ page some thoughtful consideration, and if you would like to become a member of the library, fill out the Membership Application Form (this adds you to the list-serve.)