The tool library
In the libraries at Byåsen, Heimdal, Klæbu Moholt, Risvollan, Ranheim and Saupstad you can borrow hand tools. The “tool library” is a pilot project initiated by the organisation Future in our hands.
The age limit for borrowing tools is 18 years. The tools can only be returned to the library you borrowed them from, not the other public libraries in Trondheim. Contact the library in question to reserve tools before you pick them up.
Contact the libraries for questions or reservations.
Conditions for borrowing tools at Trondheim public library
- The hand tools belong to Trondheim public library and is for non-commercial home use only.
- The tools can not be tested or used inside the library.
- Hand tools must be checked out from the library by an employee.
- Lower age limit for borrowing and use of tools from the library is 18 years.
- Tools borrowed at the library is only for private home use.
- Organisations or professionals can not borrow tools for commercial use. Resale or subleasing is not allowed.
- Read and follow the manuals and safety instructions provided with the tools.
- If needed, read the producers own web pages for safety instructions and manuals.
- Consumables needed for the tools, such as dust masks and emery paper, must be purchased on the side.
- Notify the library at once if the tools are damaged or does not work.
- Trondheim public library is not responsible for any personal or structural damages caused by tools borrowed from the library.
- The tools must be returned to the same library branch they were borrowed from.
- The borrowed tools must be returned cleaned and in the original packaging. All parts must be returned.
- The borrowed tools must be returned within the loan time limit.
- Any late fees must be paid according to the library’s rates. See the separate library rules.
- Any tools destroyed or lost must be compensated according to the library’s rates.
Borrow an electric bicycle
You can now borrow an electric cargo bike at Trondheim public library. The trunk can carry up to 100 kg. The bicycle is fitted with winter tires in the winter months. The electric cargo bike can be borrowed for maximum three days. Minimum age limit for borrowing an electric bicycle is 18 years.
The bicycles are owned by the Environmental Unit at Trondheim Municipality, and the loans are part of a pilot project.
Electric bicycles can only be borrowed and returned at Moholt and the main library. You can reserve a bicycle by contacting the library.
Getting in touch to borrow an electric bicycle
Please contact the library for reservations or questions
Phone: 72 54 58 20
The main library:
Phone: 72 54 75 00
Terms for borrowing an electric bicycle
- The electric bicycle is a Christiania Bikes model light.
- Lower age limit for borrow and use of the electric bicycle is 18 years.
- Only private individuals are allowed to borrow electric bicycles, not organisations or professionals. Resale or subleasing is not allowed.
- Learn how to use the electric bicycle and the batteries. Read the manual supplied with the bicycle.
- When left alone, the electric bicycle must always be locked to a solid object attached to the ground, or inside a building. The battery should always be removed when the bicycle is parked. It is recommended not to leave the bicycle at a publicly available space. Due to the insurance terms, the electric bicycle should always be locked inside overnight (00:00 - 06:00).
- The trunk can carry up to 100 kg.
- Follow the current traffic rules at all times.
- Notify the library as soon as possible if the electric bicycle is damaged or does not work.
- Trondheim public library is not responsible for any personal or structural damages caused by electric bicycles borrowed from the library.
- The electric bicycle must be returned to the same library branch it was borrowed at, and only during the library’s normal opening hours.
- The borrowed electric bicycle must be returned clean and complete, including manual and batteries, within the loan time limit.
- In the case of a delayed return, a late fee must be paid according to the library’s rates. See the separate library rules.
- If the electric bicycle is not returned, a compensation of NOK 50 000 must be paid. In the case of any damage to the electric bicycle, expenditures will be billed after the repair is done.
How to charge the batteries
If you need to charge the batteries of the electrical bicycle, please follow the advise below. (Source: www.dinside.no (in Norwegian)).
- Remove the battery from the bicycle and charge it inside.
- Don’t charge the battery while you’re asleep or away.
- Charge the battery on a fireproof underlay, as the adapter might get warm during charging.
- Do not charge a battery that has been damaged. Please return any damaged or not working batteries to the library.
- Do not charge a battery that is wet or dirty around the power connectors.
- Only charge the battery using the original charger supplied with the electrical bicycle.
- Unplug the battery charger when it is not in use.