Have an old Android phone, iphone, or ipad you’re no longer using?

The Tool Library needs to get a hold of a couple of Android phones, iphones, or ipads so that we can begin accepting credit card payments. Have one you’re not using? Shoot us an email at info@westphillytools.org. Donations to the Tool Library are tax deductible.

Thanks!

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Thanks for making the Spring Tool Sale and Drive a success!

Refresh your toolbox while supporting your favorite Tool Library!
We’ll be holding our semi-regular tool sale and drive on Saturday, April 5th from 9am to noon.

Come pick up some very inexpensive tools and support the West Philly Tool Library while you’re at it. We’ll have coffee and Tastykakes to get you going.
Tool Library Spring 2014 Tool Sale Flyer

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New Late Fee Policy Effective 4/15

Effective April 15th, we’ll be implementing a new late fee collection policy. If you have $5 or more in unpaid late fees you won’t be able to borrow tools.

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It’s that time again – Spring Tool Sale and Tool Drive – Saturday, April 5th

Refresh your toolbox while supporting your favorite Tool Library!
We’ll be holding our semi-regular tool sale and drive on Saturday, April 5th from 9am to noon.

Come pick up some very inexpensive tools and support the West Philly Tool Library while you’re at it. We’ll have coffee and Tastykakes to get you going.
Tool Library Spring 2014 Tool Sale Flyer

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We’re on Instagram!

 

alonThanks for the idea, Alon!

Tag us on instagram with @westphillytoollibrary. A great way to share your projects!

Here’s one that Alon posted of his basement excavation.

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Our 2013 Annual Report is Now Available

Loans made, Year over YearThanks for a great year! See all of the details in our Annual Report

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West Philly Tool Library Carpenter’s Pencils

Carpenter's Pencil
Now available at your favorite neighborhood Tool Library: Carpenter’s Pencils. It’s the hottest marking implement around, and we’re selling them for just $1 each. Or pick up six for $5.

Stop into the Tool Library to grab a handful!

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Help ensure everyone in our community can borrow the tools they need.

Memberships fund just 34% of our services. As a nonprofit service organization, donations beyond Membership fees are what sustain our operations. Some of our Members aren’t able to afford to donate beyond their annual Membership. However if you’re someone who can, we hope you’ll play a role in fueling the impact of our services.

Donate now via PayPal or credit card

Or, download our printable remittance form and mail a check.

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New Tool Library Shirts are Here!

West Philly Tool Library ShirtWe’re proud to announce new T-shirts with our bold new logo, designed by West Philly designer Sarah Gager. Come to the Tool Library to pick up a few. Or, order online here.

Purchase a t-shirt before December 15, 2013, and be entered into a drawing for a free lifetime membership. That’s right, every t-shirt sold before then will equal one entry. Purchase one ticket? Get one entry. Purchase eight tickets? Get eight entries.

Visit westphillytools.org/buy-a-tool-library-t-shirt for full details on the shirts and contest, and to order your shirts.

We’re selling these beauts for $15-20 (sliding scale.) Are you broke? We’ll take $15. Just got paid? We’ll take $18. Feeling supportive? Pay the full $20. (Feeling particularly generous? Here’s a link to our online donation page.)

  • Printed on American Apparel Tri-Blend Track Shirts
  • Made in Downtown LA; Printed in South Philadelphia
  • 50% polyester / 25% cotton / 25% rayon blend
  • Super soft, they already feel like your worn-in, favorite t-shirt
  • Minimal shrinkage
  • American Apparel Shirts are cut trimmer than many T-shirts. If you like a loose-fitting shirt you should consider buying a size larger than you normally wear. Check out the Sizing Chart to make sure you’re ordering the right size.

Sliding Scale Price

Size (All shirts are men’s sizes)

Shipping (US Only): $5 per shirt
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The Tool Library will be closed on Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families!

See you on Saturday.

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When are we open?

We are open every Monday through Thursday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm and Saturdays from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

Where are we?

We are located at 1314 South 47th Street, Philadelphia, PA. We are in a warehouse on the east side of South 47th Street about 200 feet south of Woodland Ave.
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Who are we?

The West Philly Tool Library loans tools to community members so they can perform simple home maintenance, tend their yards and gardens, build furniture, start projects, and learn new skills in a safe and affordable manner. We aim to be a community resource to provide home owners, tenants, long-time residents, and newcomers with the tools (and the knowledge to work the tools!) they need.