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


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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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.