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If You’ve Got the Time, We’ve Got the Projects! Join the WPTL Volunteer Ambassador Community Today!

We here at the WPTL are excited to announce that both our Volunteer Ambassador Program, and Volunteer Tool Mechanic Program Contact Forms are up and running on our website!! Here is the link to get involved and become part of

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Who Says Tool Workshops Can’t Be Fun?

Thanks to our new friends at the Home Depot Store #4166 and their recent donation of lumber and supplies- we were able to provide West Philly resident’s with two empowering and fun tool workshops during the PEC’s Saturday DIY Day!! 

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Adjusted Tool Library Hours for Saturday, September 23, 2017

Dear Tool Members, The West Philly Tool Library will be open from 11:00am to 2:00pm tomorrow, Saturday 9/23, instead of our normal hours. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. Sincerely, ~The West Philly Tool Library Team

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Happy Labor Day!

In honor of Labor Day, the WPTL will be closed on Monday, September 4th!  Any tools due on Monday may be returned on Tuesday, September 5th without incurring a late fee! Have a wonderful day Labor Day!!

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Before You Buy That Tool, Check Out The West Philly Tool Library

                Thank you to Philly.com and the Philadelphia Inquirer for sharing our story! If you love the ideas of the West Philly Tool Library please consider donating to support our mission! Here’s the link

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We Want to Hear From You!

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

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Summer Hours!

We are operating under summer hours. So please come and see us! Monday Thru Thursday: 5:30pm – 8:30pm Saturdays: 9:00am – 3:00pm

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NEW: Wooden Window Workshop (March 26)

In Philadelphia, it’s common for homes to have wooden windows that are in need of attention. Join us here at the Tool Library on Saturday, March 26 at 3pm for the Tool Library’s first-ever Wooden Window Workshop. This workshop will

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Member project: New life for an antique chair

This weekend, Aaron, a West Philly Tool Library member, emailed us to share how he had used our tools most recently. Aaron reported that he had acquired a beautiful antique empire armchair in great condition, except that the bottom was

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Member highlight: PowerCorps PHL

Since joining the Tool Library in March as an organizational member, PowerCorps leaders have become familiar faces at the Tool Library, regularly stopping by for our extension ladders, rakes, and extension poles. PowerCorps has used Tool Library tools to rehab

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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.