Hello! We are excited to have you join The Chicago Tool Library. We are a lot like your local public library, except instead of lending out books, we offer tools such as drills, saws, sewing machines, crock pots, and microphones.

This website will guide you through the process of becoming a member. Before we get started, though, it is important to make sure that you fulfill a few basic requirements:

Membership Requirements
  • You must be at least 18 years of age.
  • You must reside in the City of Chicago and provide proof of address.
  • You must provide a form of photo identification.

If you fulfill the above requirements, click below to start the signup process! It only takes a few minutes to complete.

Sign Up as an Individual

Need to borrow tools for your organization?

We offer memberships for groups like nonprofits, block clubs, schools, and more!

Sign Up as an Organization