CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A group of Charlottesville residents are teaming up to make tools more accessible.

If you have some old tools lying around that you just don't know what to do with, a new community initiative has the answer for you.

Charlottesville resident Tyler Whitney loves to build, but in his projects, he's faced one ongoing issue.

"Tools are really expensive," he said.

But now, thanks to the Cville Tool Library, that problem is a thing of the past.

"A tool library is a place and a community for people to come and check out tools similar to how they would in a library and they would check out media," said Melissa Goldman.

While the Cville Tool Library was created for residents to borrow the tools that they need, it's also an opportunity to empower neighbors and pay it forward.

"Having a resource for making tools accessible for people, and kind of pooling community resources together so that everybody can access those tools is a good cause," said Whitney.

It's not just the physical tools that members can get out of the library, it's the knowledge and support system from fellow builders that come with it.

"It might be someone who has a project at home, and you need the tools in order to complete the project, and you're not quite sure how to do it. We're here to help," said Goldman.

If you would like to join the Cville Tool Library, the membership fee ranges from $20 to $60 based on what you can afford.