How Tool Share works

How Tool Share works

Tool Share is a member-based organization.  To ensure the continued success of Tool Share, membership fees and donations are accepted to pay for operating costs, and tool acquisition and maintenance.

In order to become a member, you must:

  • be a Volusia County resident. Proof of a Member’s residency can be accomplished by presenting a valid government-issued photo ID and a second form of identification that includes a current Volusia County address. Verified during your first visit to Tool Share.
  • be 18 years and older. Verified during your first visit to Tool Share.
  • complete and sign a Tool Share Membership Agreement and Tool Share Release Form.  Can be completed online or during your first visit to Tool Share.
  • pay a membership fee of $20. Payment can be made online or during your first visit to Tool Share.

Once you are a member:

  • Login at and reserve tools and/or stop in at Tool Share during open hours and borrow tools.
    • We recommend reserving tools online so that you can ensure you get the tools you need for your project.
    • Only 5 tools can be borrowed at any given time.
  • Tool Share volunteers may be available to assist in explaining operation of tools. Tool Share may also provide links online with instructions. However, by taking possession of any item, the Member is certifying that he or she is capable of using that item in a safe and proper manner.
  • Tools may only be returned during Tool Share’s open hours of:
    • 9am – 1pm Wednesday
    • 9am – 1pm Saturday
  • All borrowed tools are to be returned based on the following schedule:
    • Tools borrowed on Saturday must be returned no later than the following Saturday.
    • Tools borrowed on Wednesday must be returned no later than the following Wednesday
  • Tool reservations may be extended at the discretion of Tool Share. All tools should be returned in the same condition as they were issued, barring normal wear and tear.  All tools must be returned clean.
  • Tool Share reserves the right to:
    • use appropriate steps to retrieve delinquent tools or unpaid fines and fees, including the use of a collection agency and/or legal action and assess the delinquent Member with the cost of any such action.
    • refuse to loan any item at its discretion.
    • apply fees for late, broken or dirty tools.
    • request a deposit for high replacement cost tools.