A DTL membership lets you check out any of our tools as many times as you want for one affordable price.

One annual payment of $100 allows you access to thousands of tools. It's as easy as that!

(If you're looking for our Mission and Values, click HERE)



How long can I have a tool?

About 4 days. You have two of our open business days to return your tools.

It looks like this…

Borrow: Tuesday  -->  Return: Saturday

Borrow: Thursday -->  Return: Sunday

Borrow: Saturday -->  Return: Tuesday

Borrow: Sunday   -->  Return: Thursday

If it’s a tool that’s not in high demand, just call 720-943-4385 and we’ll renew it for you up to 2 times.


How many tools can I check out at a time?

You can check out up to five power tools at once. There is no hard limit on hand tools.


How much are late fees?

A quarter per day per tool. Don’t forget that we are only open Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and multiple tools rack up multiple late fees, so get your tools in on time!


Can I reserve a tool?

At this time due to our system we cannot reserve tools. All tools are on a first come, first serve basis.


What if I break a tool?

Many of our tools are heavily used. If you break a tool, please let us know and we promise we won’t be mad. If the tool has obvious signs of abuse, we may ask you to make a contribution.


What if something seems wrong with my tool?

If there is evident damage to your tool or if it doesn’t feel right while it’s in operation, DON’T USE IT! Please bring it back and we’ll take a look at it, fix it, or give you a new one.


What’s with disposables like bits, blades, abrasives, etc?

Most members return their tools with whatever staples, sandpaper, biscuits, etc that they did not use. Generosity like that is so good for our community! So you are welcome to use whatever disposables previous members were kind enough to leave with the tools. If you require something specific, you may have to purchase it yourself.


Can I get a membership for my business / community organization?

You are welcome to inquire at hello@denvertoollibrary.org.


Can my friends use my membership?

No. But you may add ONE additional member to your account for only $40. It's called a Household Account.


Can I use tools AT the DTL?

Yeppers! Check out our NEW COMMUNITY WORKSHOP, open Thursdays 3-7pm and Saturdays 10a-2pm.