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Tool Loans


Tool Loans is a great resource for students looking to do some extra work on their own time. In addition to standard power and hand tools like cordless drills, hammers, pliers, and wrenches, students can borrow patch kits for critique rooms, sewing machines, heat guns, power supplies, mannequins and other equipment. 

Students and faculty wishing to loan equipment must present a valid student or faculty ID card and fill out appropriate forms. Unless otherwise negotiated, the loan period agreed upon is 24 hours. Items borrowed must be returned during open hours. If a borrower attempts to return an item and Tool Loans is closed, the borrower is responsible for the tools until Tool Loans reopens (as per posted hours). For more information, dial Ext. 588, or visit Tool Loans in Room 131. 

List of tools available for loan

This list of available tools is subject to change without notification. Staff in Tool Loans do their best to keep the list up to date.

In addition to borrowing tools, Students can purchase Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from Tool Loans. This includes half masks and respirators, dust masks, gloves, ear protection and eye protection.

Tool loans price list

When purchasing PPE, students must use OCAD University tickets. Please see the Buying materials web page for details.

Vending machine

The Studio Management vending machine carries a variety of useful tools for students, staff and faculty. Tools such as knives, glue, scissors, gloves, and usb drives can be purchased with cash at the vending machine located just outside the Sculpture and Installation/First Year Studio (Room 170).

Hours of operation

Tool Loans is open 10:00am - 6:00pm Monday - Friday

If you require immediate assistance related to Tool Loans, please contact Studio Management, x2969, or visit the office in Room 102, 100 McCaul.


Domenic Sgambelluri
Tool Loans Class Assistant
416.977.6000, Ext. 588