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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

Posted in Fundraising, Get Involved, Tool Library Improvements, Uncategorized

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

Posted in Fundraising, Get Involved, Press, Uncategorized

The West Philly Tool Library Has Gone Global!

The West Philly Tool Library has gone global! Many thanks to Dhairya Pujara, Founder and CEO of the Ycenter for sending us this picture of him sporting our WPTL laptop sticker while setting up the Ycenter India!

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2017 West Philly Tool Library – Home Maintenance Checklist

We feel that every home needs a Home Maintenance Checklist, so with the help of our friends at STNL we created one!  

Posted in WPTL Documents

Mark Your Calendars!

Get ready to mark your calendars for the 2017 WPTL Fall Tool Sale!! We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, November 11th from 9:00am to 12:00pm!!    

Posted in Fundraising, Uncategorized

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

Posted in Get Involved

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!! 

Posted in Classes & Workshops, Uncategorized

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.