No more late fee tabs


We announced back in March that we would soon be implementing a new policy that bars members from carrying a late fee “tab.”

That day is here.

Starting today, our computer database will not allow members to borrow new tools if they owe more than $5 in late fees (just like at the Phila Free Library.) We know this might be a pain, but like a lot of non-profit orgs, our budget is a little tight these days. (Remember: membership & late fees still account for less than 50% of our budget.)


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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.