Tool Lending Library

Need a drill for a day? A torque wrench for a weekend? Staple guns to star bits, we can help. You need the right tools to do any job well, but not everyone has exactly what they need. Our Tool Library has over a thousand tools to share with our neighbors. We also offer used tools for purchase and DIY advice.

Browse our real-time, online inventory

 

Our Tool Library is open Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm! We will expand our hours as our volunteer staff and demand increases, and we encourage anyone with a borrowed item to please return it as soon as possible.

PLEASE NOTE: Occasionally we may not have enough volunteers to run the library on a given Saturday and will inform the public via our Facebook page.
(To volunteer, email Krissie at [email protected] – no tool experience required – we need customer service folks, too!)

We are working to make our space safe, and our program sustainable, and appreciate your support. Wearing a clean mask and sanitizing your hands are required for entry, and we will be limiting the number of people in our space at any given time.

Our Tool Library is a community-based program that will continue to provide a valuable service for all with the help of your donations and volunteer hours. You will see that we have made a few changes to the library including borrow times, borrowing fees, and a new borrower agreement.

Items can be checked out for one week at a time for a nominal fee ($1 to 25 per tool per week), with the potential for renewal, depending on demand. Our inventory is mostly available for viewing online, and we are working to ensure it is up-to-date.

The Tool Library is also the home for the NW Seattle Branch of the King County Seed Lending Library, which can be accessed during the Tool Library’s open hours.

 

Tool library hours:

Saturday 9 am – 1 pm

We look forward to expanding our hours as we are able to.

PLEASE NOTE: Occasionally we may not have enough volunteers to run the library on a given Saturday, and will inform the public via our Facebook page.
(To volunteer, email Krissie at [email protected] – no tool experience required – we need customer service folks, too!)

 

Location:

6615 Dayton Ave N. (The east side of the Brick Building).  Parking available in the Phinney Center Lower Lot (then go down the stairs on the south side of the Brick Building), and on Dayton Ave.  Loading spots available in the driveway next to the Tool Library.

Here’s how it works:

  1. The PNA Tool Library is available for PNA members. Sign up/renew online now!  Current membership is required for both reserving and borrowing an item; reservations available for power washers and cider press only.
  2. Read, sign, and return our updated Borrower Agreement and Liability Waiver.
  3. Items can be checked out for one week at a time for a nominal fee (usually $1 to 10 per tool per week), with the potential for renewal, depending on demand for specific items.
  4. No appointment necessary to borrow items, but you must be healthy, wear a clean mask, and sanitize your hands upon entry.  We will be limiting the number of people in our cozy space.
  5. Donations encouraged! The rental amounts per tool are below what you’d pay to rent commercially, are in line with the other tool libraries in Seattle, and help us keep the library up and running for our community. Bring in your donation (credit cards accepted) when you return your tool.

 

Donate to the Tool Library

Donate Money

Donations help us keep our Tool Library running! Support the library with a gift.

Donate Tools

We will gladly accept quality tools in good condition and in working order! Thank you for understanding we may not accept all tools – our space is limited and we already have multiples of some tools.

To donate tools, please bring them to the Tool Library during open hours only (Saturdays, 9 am to 1 pm).  Unfortunately, we do not have the capacity or space to accept all tools, nor the resources to dispose of them, if necessary.  Thank you for your support.

 

Volunteers Needed!

Learn more and sign up here.

  • Tool Library Assistant: Strong customer service and computer skills a must, for this volunteer position. Volunteers will check membership status, check tools out and in, and collect rental fees. Some experience will tools helpful, but not required.
  • Repair Specialist: Repair and maintain tools (on-site, but potentially without interacting with the public).

 

Seattle Tool Libraries (Sorry, memberships are non-transferable):