At MUD, we are really proud that our Tool Library has become such a staple for DIY-ers in the Missoula community. In order to maintain the quality of tools our members have come to expect, we ask that all new MUD members review and sign our Tool Use Policy.
Like any library, we ask that our members treat the tools they check out with care and respect, returning them in the same quality in which they checked them out. Please follow these rules.
1.) ONLY MUD MEMBERS MAY BORROW TOOLS FROM THE LIBRARY. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Tools are for the personal use of our members only, not commercial projects and/or contractors.
2.) MEMBERS MAY ONLY CHECK OUT AND RETURN TOOLS DURING TOOL LIBRARY HOURS
Tools left outside the MUD office can be stolen or damaged. Members who fail to follow this rule may be charged to replace tools and may lose their borrowing privileges.
3.) DEFAULT LOAN PERIOD = 7 DAYS
High demand tools (seasonal) are due back the next shift, to make them available for more members. For example, if you check out one of the tillers on Saturday, it is due back on Sunday.
4.) To renew your tools, call or email the Tool Library office BEFORE THEY ARE DUE.
5.) LATE TOOLS WILL INCUR LATE FEES
FREE TOOLS = $1/per shift/per tool
FEE TOOLS = TOOL FEE x # of shifts late (see list of fee tools below)
6.) TOOLS SHOULD BE RETURNED CLEAN
Please remove dirt, grass, dust, sawdust, plaster, paint, or other residue from your tools so that they are clean for the next user. Some tools can be ruined without proper cleaning. You may be charged a cleaning or repair fee for failure to clean your tools.
7.) DAMAGED TOOLS MUST BE REPORTED TO LIBRARIANS UPON RETURN
If you damage a tool through careless or improper use, you can be charged a fee of 50%-100% replacement or repair cost of the tool. Please follow all instructions and remember that manuals for most tools can be found published online.
8.) TOOLS OVERDUE MORE THAN ONE MONTH WILL BE CONSIDERED STOLEN
We will pursue and prosecute people who steal tools. This is about sharing, people!
TOOL LIBRARY FEES
Many of our tools are free to check out and use as part of your MUD Membership. However, some of our tools require regular maintenance and repair, or they have associated fuel costs. User fees contribute directly to the on-going costs of keeping these tools in working condition. In order to ensure tools are returned on time so that others may have access to them, we do charge late fees as well. Please be considerate in your tool use and help MUD keep this service available to all our members!