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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: 1105 MLK Jr Way Tacoma

The Tacoma Tool Library will temporarily move to 1105 Martin Luther King Jr. Way from October 2023 to Spring 2024 to allow for construction on the 2nd floor of the Tacoma Public Library Main Branch. The Tacoma Tool Library will return to the TPL Main Branch when construction is complete.

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

***Online tool reservations are required***

Tool lending will operate with curbside pick-up and drop-off at the back of the building in the alley.

There will be no access to come inside the building

Cars are allowed to drive in the alley and park, ONLY if there are no other cars already in the alley. Otherwise, park in the parking lot.

Access to the tool library is restricted to the back entrance only. No one will be allowed through the front entrance.

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

Recent Updates

All Garden and Landscaping Tools will be Available for Check-out on 3/9!

We are CLOSED on Wednesday 3/6 to allow for moving