Here are 7 Reasons Why You Should Support the Tool Library Today!

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EAGLES PROUD!!!!

History has been made! We here at the WPTL are EAGLES proud! Congrats EAGLES for winning Super Bowl #52!!

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You Spoke and We Listened: Here are 6 Individual, Organizational and School Annual Membership Application Hacks!

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To shorten the length between submitting your application and officially becoming a part of the West Philly Tool Library community, we would like to recommend these simple hacks!!

1.) Make sure to complete the application in its entirety. When entering your references, enter the names and phone numbers of two people who live in the Philadelphia area.

2.) When coming into the tool library to complete your membership application, please provide our tool librarians with a government-issued ID and a proof of address (a piece of mail with your name and address on it.)

3.) Contact your two references prior to coming into the tool library and ask them to keep their phone handy as you will be calling them again shortly to complete the application process. Please let them know they will speak briefly with one of our Tool librarians to confirm that you are a trustworthy person who will respect our tools and return them on time.

4.) Please be ready to read and sign our tool lending policy and waiver of liability form.

5.) The West Philly Tool Library is committed to our community. In order to ensure accessibility to all, the Tool Library uses a voluntary sliding scale membership fee schedule. We ask that you pay between $20 and $50 per year. This is based on your individual or organization’s annual income. Please reference our website to see what we suggest for both individual and organizational memberships. Annual public school memberships are $25.

6.) If you would rather not pay using PayPal, please come to the Tool Library with cash or a check payable to “UAC – West Philly Tool Library.”

 Last by certainly not least, we look forward to you becoming a part of the West Philly Tool Library community!

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Member’s Spotlight!!

We’re a community for you and because of you. If you live in or around Philadelphia and believe in the mission of the West Philly Tool Library, follow us on social media to learn more about upcoming events. And please share with us your projects by tagging us @westphillytools @toollibrary and #westphillytoollibrary. We want to hear from you!!
#loveyourtoollibrary

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Sorry Were Closed: Monday, January 8th 2018

We are sorry folks, but the WPTL will be closed today, Monday, January 8th and will reopen tomorrow, Tuesday, January 9th. Please remember to return your tools at this time and you will not incur a late fee for any tools that were due on the 8th.

Please bundle up and stay safe and warm should you venture outside!!

Sincerely,

~The West Philly Tool Library

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WPTL: 2018 Members Survey

In honor of our 10th anniversary later this year, we are asking that both former and current West Philly Tool Library members complete our 2018 survey! We want to know more about what you like, what you want more of, and what we as an organization can do to better serve you and your community.

 

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WPTL Closure – 1/4/2018

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Need a Certain Tool to Finish That Holiday Project?

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Need to take out some tools to finish that holiday project you are working on? If so, we are open tonight from 5:30pm to 8:30pm!!

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WPTL Holiday Hours!

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We would like to wish everyone a wonderful holiday! Should you need some tools for that holiday house project; the WPTL will open on Wednesday, December 27th and Thursday, December 28th from 5:30pm – 8:30pm!

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WPTL Closure This Evening (12/13/2017) for Maintenance Repairs


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WPTL Members! 

We are sorry to report that the WPTL will be closed today, Wednesday, December 13th, due to maintenance repairs. The tool library will reopen tomorrow, Thursday, December 14th. Please remember to return your tools at this time and you will not incur a late fee for any tools that were due on the 13th! We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow!

Sincerely, 
The West Philly Tool Library

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When are we open?

Monday - Thursday:
5:30pm to 8:30pm

Saturday: 9:00am to 3:00pm

Where are we?

1314 S. 47th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19143

We are in a warehouse on the west side of S. 47th Street about 200 feet south of Woodland Avenue.

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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.