A Directory to Tool Libraries Around the World

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Members of a tool library in East Danforth, Toronto pose for a photo with their tools. Photo: Decadiaries.files.wordpress.com

Members of a tool library in Toronto, Canada, are ready to build, paint, and fix with their rented tools. Photo: Decadiaries.files.wordpress.com

Tool libraries are becoming increasingly popular across the United States and around the world. Check out our comprehensive directory to all available tool libraries.

United States

Arizona
Globe –  Tool Lending Library
Phoenix – Tool Shed

Colorado
Boulder – ReSource Tool Library
Colorado Springs – One Voice Toolbox

California
Berkeley – Berkeley Public Library’s Tool Lending Library
Oakland – Oakland Public Library’s Temescal Tool Lending Library
San Francisco – San Francisco Tool Lending Center
Santa Clara – Silicon Valley Power Tool Lending Library
Sonoma County (Santa Rosa) – Santa Rosa Tool Library
PEC Tool Lending Library

Georgia
Atlanta – Atlanta Community ToolBank

Illinois
Bloomington/Normal – The Tool Library

Iowa
Cedar Rapids – Matthew 25 Tool Library
Dubuque – Washington Neighborhood Tool Library
Des Moines – Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity Tool Lending Library

Kansas
Wichita – Community Housing Services of Wichita/Sedgwick County’s Tool Lending Library

Louisiana
New Orleans – New Orleans Tool Lending Library
New Orleans – HandsOn New Orleans

Maryland
Mount Rainier – Mount Rainier Community Tool Shed
Baltimore – Station North Tool Library

Massachusetts
Roxbury – BYEN Tool Library
Northfield  – Tool Lending Library

Michigan
Ann Arbor – Ann Arbor District Library
Grosse Pointe – Grosse Point Public Library and the Grosse Point Rotary Club’s Tool Library

Missouri
Kansas City – Westside Housing Organization’s Tool Lending Library
Springfield – Urban Neighborhood Alliance – ToolBox
St. Louis – University City Tool Library
Joplin – Joplin Tool Lending Library

Montana
Missoula – Missoula Urban Demonstration Project (MUD) Tool Library

New Mexico
Santa Fe – Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity ReStore Tool Lending Library

New York
Buffalo – Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy’s Tool Lending Library
Buffalo – PUSH Buffalo and Buffalo ReUSE’s Tool Library
Buffalo – University Heights Tool Library
Rochester – Corn Hill Neighbors Association’s Tool Library
Manhattan – Seaport Tools

Ohio
Central Ohio – Rebuilding Together Central Ohio Tool Library

Oregon
North Portland – North Portland Tool Library
Hands on Greater Portland – Hands on Greater Portland
Northeast Portland – Northeast Portland Tool Library
Southeast Portland Tool Library – Southeast Portland Tool Library
Lents – Green Lents Community Tool Library

Pennsylvania
Philadelphia – West Philly Tool Library

Texas
Austin – Tool Shack

Utah
Orem – City of Orem Tool Lending Library
Orem – Habitat for Humanity of Utah County

Vermont
Burlington – Fletcher Free Library

Washington
North Seattle – Phinney Neighborhood Association’s Tool Lending Library
West Seattle – The West Seattle Tool Library
Northeast Seattle – Northeast Seattle Tool Library

International

Australia
Melbourne, Victoria – Maribyrnong City Council / Braybrook Community Centre’s Tool Library.
Brunswick (Melbourne), Victoria – Brunswick Tool Library

Canada
Toronto – Toronto Tool Library
Calgary, Alberta – Calgary Public Library
Vancouver – Vancouver Tool Library

Israel
Hamafkid – Rents tools and household equipment

Sweden
Online – Verktygsbibblan
Borås – Mötesplats Norrby, Borås Public Library
Malmö – ToolPool, Malmö Järnhandel
Gothenburg – Student community tool library in Gothenburg (SGS Ceres)

Tell Us

Heard of any others? Let us know!

 
  • Kristie Lukas

    Hi! I belong to the new Southeast Seattle Tool Library (www.setools.org). I’d love to see us added to this list. Also, I’d like to use the photo at the top of this article on a poster I’m making. Please let me know if I would have permission to use it. Thanks!

  • Vanessa Londono

    Thanks! All fixed.

  • k._.k

    The link for Maryland’s communitytoolshed needs a “www” in front of it.

  • Vanessa Londono

    Thanks Patrick!

  • Patrick

    Here’s an actual map of all the tool libraries: http://localtools.org/find/

  • friv3

    I like you