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Virtual Open Hours - Live Now

Join us for Virtual Open Hours every Wednesday from 5 – 7 pm! Our Staff, Board Members, and Volunteers will be available to answer any membership questions and help you find tools or make a reservation. You do not need to be present for these sessions to reserve tools, however, we do recommend new members introduce themselves.

Tacoma Tool Library - Do it yourself...together.

What's a tool library?

We’re just like a regular library, but with tools instead of books.

The Tacoma Tool Library provides low-cost access to shared tools and other durable goods and encourages re-use, repair, and reduced consumption. In addition, it hosts a safe community space for learning how to use household tools, and empowers local residents to care for their homes and neighborhoods, house by house and block by block.

Want to borrow tools? It’s easy and low-cost to become a member. Members can borrow any of our 2,500+ available tools—everything from hammer drills to hand weeders—for two weeks with no charge. Use the tools, clean them, and return them to the library when you’re done. That’s it!

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New Temporary Location at Northwest Furniture Bank

To provide member access to all garden and landscaping tools through Spring and Summer, Tacoma Tool Library is moving to Northwest Furniture Bank at 117 Puyallup Ave Tacoma WA 98421.

Our move back to Tacoma Public Library Main Branch has been postponed until the end of Summer 2024.

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 595, Tacoma, WA 98401

The tool library is located in the warehouse building to the left of the parking lot. Drive to the end of the building. Our entrance is at a very large garage door opening.

Find these tools and more

  • Jack stands
  • Circular saws
  • Torque wrenches
  • Multimeters
  • Sewing machines
  • Shovels
  • Masonry tools
  • Cordless drills
  • Tile saws
  • Socket sets
  • Ladders
  • Mowers
  • Wheelbarrows
  • Trimmers
  • Rakes
  • Sanders
  • Miter saws
  • Clamps
  • Table saws
  • Routers

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