Tool Lending Library
 
Tools

We've expanded our hours!

 

In addition to expanding our Wednesday hours to 3-6:30 pm, the PNA Tool Library is now also open on Fridays, 5-7 pm!

 

"Half of doing any job well is having the right tool." The PNA's Tool Lending Library, located in the Phinney Neighborhood Center's brick building, has hundreds of tools to help you do that job right! Check out the list below.

 

PNA members may borrow tools for a modest suggested weekly tool maintenance fee that is listed next to each tool. Reduced tool fees are available for low-income households.

 

Tool Library Hours
The tool lending library is generally open Wednesdays from 3-6:30 pm, Fridays from 5-7 pm, and Saturdays from 9 am-2 pm. Call 206.783.2244, extension 48 to check on availability or to reserve a tool.

 

Complete List of Available Tools

 

Other tool libraries across the US

   

The PNA Fixers Collective


Don’t throw that broken gadget out. Fix it!

 

The PNA Fixers Collective is a pretty informal group of folks who meet up simply for the fun of taking stuff apart, putting it back together again, and maybe even fixing some things in the process. The general idea is just to take a moment before throwing something away to figure out if you can save it somehow and prevent yourself from having to buy a replacement. It's also an excellent way to learn how things work and just enjoy some good company!

 

Join us on the first Wednesday of every month, 6-8 pm, at Greenwood Hardware, 7201 Greenwood Ave N. You can bring something broken along with you or just bring yourself. Either way, we'll see you there!

 

To find out more about the PNA Fixers Collective, check out this great article and radio segment from KIRO Radio:
Fixers collectives try to change a 'throw away society' habit

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