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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

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WPTL: 2018Members 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,

Posted in Get Involved, Tool Library Improvements, Uncategorized, WPTL Documents

WPTL Closure – 1/4/2018

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Need a Certain Tool to Finish That Holiday Project?

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!!

Posted in Featured Tools, Member project, Uncategorized

WPTL Holiday Hours!

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

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

Posted in Tool Library Improvements, Uncategorized

Give the Gift of an WPTL Individual Membership This Holiday Season!!

  Not sure what to give your family and or friends this holiday season?  Well look no further as we have the perfect idea for you! Give the gift of an individual membership to the West Philly Tool Library! With

Posted in Fundraising, Get Involved, Member project, Uncategorized


“We’re a community for you and because of you.” What does that mean, well for the 2,500 members of the West Philly Tool Library (WPTL), those words mean everything. Established in 2009, the West Philly Tool Library has become what I like

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WPTL Hours for the Thanksgiving Holiday

In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, the WPTL is closing its doors today, Wednesday, November 22nd and will reopen again on Saturday, November 25th! We hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving and we look forward to seeing you all on

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Who is Ready to Support an Amazing Organization This Saturday and Expand Their Collection of Tools at the Same Time?

 The West Philly Tool Library will be holding its fall tool sale and tool drive on Saturday, November 11th from 9am to 12pm at the Tool Library, 1314 S. 47th Street, Philadelphia (between Woodland and Grays Ferry Avenues). This is

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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.