Local Tools is a robust, full-featured, rental, lending and tool library management system.  The ever-growing list of features includes:
  • Web based: nothing to install, you just need a web browser to administer the library
  • Display your inventory on the web, with photos and item availability
Newest Features
  • Multi-item Reservations
  • Build orders from reservations
  • Import New and Update Existing Inventory
  • Reports by Demographic
Inventory Management
  • Enter and edit items from any web browser
  • Check in/check out of items
  • Assign custom ids to items (numeric, alpha-numeric, etc.)
  • Disable/enable items
  • Set default values for types of items (e.g. “all hand tools have a $1/day late fee”)
  • Override defaults for individual items
  • Import and Export of Inventory
Membership Management
  • Add/edit members
  • Setup custom membership levels, costs and durations
  • Visitors can request to join the library online
  • Admins can approve membership requests
  • Automatically alert admin if a membership is expiring soon or is expired
  • Search members
  • Export members
  • Member reports
Money Management
  • Track membership fees (optional)
  • Track rental fees (optional)
  • Track donations (optional)
  • Allow override of amount due
  • Track late fees (e.g. $1/day)
  • Set default late fees for different types of tools
  • Override late fees on a per tool basis
  • Money management reports


Loan/Rental Management
  • Email reminders, with all items member has out
  • Late Fee Calculations
  • Tool check-in/check-out
  • Customizable loan reports
Coming soon!
  • Customized layouts/colors
  • Mobile App
  • Open API
Contact us to learn more or to trial the platform!