WELCOME TO MUD!

Starting June 5th we will be open our regular hours on Monday and Friday 4-7 pm and on Saturday and Sunday 10-4 for no-contact, curbside tool loans. Full details can be found here: https://mudproject.org/curbside-tool-loan-information/

Walk up orders are encouraged but tools can also be reserved in advance for pickup by calling (406-549-6790) or emailing (tools@mudproject.org) the tool library. Tools can be picked up outside the tool library office off of the Wyoming Street entrance – please do not enter the tool library office or shipping containers at this time.

Tools will still be due back 1 week after checkout and we will have tables set out in our brick parking area where tools can be returned. If you need to renew an expired membership or set up a new membership please call the tool library office.
 

For updates please visit our website: www.mudproject.org or visit our Facebook page. Thank you and stay healthy!

 

To check your membership status, use the Login link in the top right corner of the page.

Since 1981, the Missoula Urban Demonstration Project has existed to create a promote urban sustainable living through hands on learning, resource sharing, and community engagement. We believe that education, demonstration, and celebration of urban sustainable living will create healthy ecosystems and equitable communities. Welcome to our new membership platform, courtesy of MyTurn!

OUR PROGRAMS 

  • Tool Library
  • Truck Share
  • Backyard Sustainability Workshops
  • MUD Events Annual Downtown Earth Day Celebration, Annual Garden Party, MUD Mingles

MUD Tool Library Rules

Established in 1987, our Tool Library demonstrates sustainable living by sharing tools, resources and knowledge, enabling MUD members to improve their lives and homes and become more self-sufficient.


The tools are "a commons" or shared - please take care of them while using them, so they are in great shape for the next MUD member. We appreciate your efforts to support MUD, and the concept of neighborly resource-sharing, by taking good care of the MUD tools.

1.) ONLY MUD MEMBERS MAY BORROW TOOLS. NO EXCEPTIONS!

2.) MEMBERS MAY ONLY CHECK OUT AND RETURN TOOLS DURING TOOL LIBRARY HOURS. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Tool Library hours are Fri. and Mon, 4pm-7pm and Sat. and Sun. 10am - 4pm. If you leave tools outside the library office after hours or return them to Home ReSource you will be charged a replacement fee for that tool and may lose your borrowing privileges.

3.) DEFAULT LOAN PERIOD IS 7 DAYS. High demand tools are due back after two open shifts. (i.e. if you borrow on Friday, tool is due back Sunday).

Contact the Tool Library Office to renew your tools BEFORE THEY ARE DUE, NOT AFTER. Call 406-549-6790 or email tools@mudproject.org.

4.) LATE TOOLS INCUR LATE FEES.

FREE TOOLS = $1/SHIFT

FEE TOOLS = TOOL USE FEE x # OF SHIFTS LATE

Chronically late tool users may lose their borrowing privileges.

5.) TOOLS MUST BE CLEANED BEFORE RETURN

Please remove any dirt, grass, weeds, residues, paint, putty, sawdust, etc. after use. Dirty tools may have a cleaning or replacement fee assessed to the user.

6.) DAMAGED TOOLS MUST BE REPORTED TO LIBRARIANS

You are responsible for the tools you borrow. If a tool breaks through careless use, the borrower is responsible for 50-100% of the repair/replacement cost.

7.) TOOLS ONE MONTH OVERDUE WILL BE CONSIDERED STOLEN

You will be charged a replacement fee for tools you do not return.

Other MUD Membership Benefits

- Access to Truck Share Program

- 50% off Sustainability Workshops

- 10% off at participating businesses (see mudproject.org/membership for details!)

MUD Memberships are tiered based on income levels.

Low Income Membership, your household annual income must be below the $24,999 for a family of four or equivalent.

Moderate Income Membership, your household annual income must be between $25,000 and $49,999 for a family of four or equivalent.

Median Income Membership, your household annual income is between $50,000 and $99,999 for a family of four or equivalent.

Regular Membership, your household annual income is $100,000 or more for a family of four or equivalent.