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The Tool Library will be closed on Thursday & Saturday

Sorry for the inconvenience.  Looking for something to do on Saturday without tools?  The Tool Library recommends Small Business Saturday.

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Tool Library is open tonight (Tuesday, October 30)

Thanks to Judson, our intrepid tool librarian, the Tool Library is open tonight, Tuesday, October 30.  Come and get your Hurricane Sandy clean-up supplies!  (Like, um, a rake?)

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Closed on Monday

We’ll be closed on Monday night because of Hurricane Sandy. We’ll evaluate the hype vs. reality on Monday & post something here on whether we’ll be open/closed on Tuesday. Stay tuned.  Stay safe.

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Thanks & Godspeed, Mimi

One of the world’s greatest Tool Librarians currently alive on this planet, our very own Mimi Cheng, is leaving us today.  Mimi just started a day-time full-time job and, quite frankly, probably wants her evenings back. Mimi has been with

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Preservation Alliance to hold classes at the Woodlands

Our friends at the Preservation Alliance will be holding hands-on demonstration workshops at the Mansion on the grounds of the Woodlands Cemetery. Classes and dates are below. Masonry and Pointing, Wednesday, September 19, at 6:30pm Historic Wood Windows, Wednesday, September

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BBQ at Tool Library this Saturday, Aug 11!

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Tool Library seeks tool mechanic to repair and maintain tools

The West Philly Tool Library is a nonprofit community-based tool lending library that loans tools to our individual and organizational members. Our tools have helped members rehab houses, patch roofs, clean up abandoned cemeteries, fix cars, build banjos, and much,

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Help the Tool Library win $25,000!

Imagine: never needing to wonder whether there will be an available weedwhacker at the Tool Library when you go done there. Or extension ladder. Or cordless drill. Or table saw. Or nail gun…. That dream may come true with your

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Fourth Annual Anniversary Tool Sale

Thanks, everyone, for coming out to our Fourth Annual Anniversary Tool Sale. With your help, we did some Spring cleaning at the Tool Library, signed up 10 new members, and raised over $750 that we’ll now be able to use

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Our 2011 annual report is now available

The Tool Library is excited to report that its 2011 Annual Report is now available. Click here to read it. And thanks to Mimi for putting it together!

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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.