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Thanks for making the Spring Tool Sale and Drive a success!

Refresh your toolbox while supporting your favorite Tool Library! We’ll be holding our semi-regular tool sale and drive on Saturday, April 5th from 9am to noon. Come pick up some very inexpensive tools and support the West Philly Tool Library

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New Late Fee Policy Effective 4/15

Effective April 15th, we’ll be implementing a new late fee collection policy. If you have $5 or more in unpaid late fees you won’t be able to borrow tools.

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It’s that time again – Spring Tool Sale and Tool Drive – Saturday, April 5th

Refresh your toolbox while supporting your favorite Tool Library! We’ll be holding our semi-regular tool sale and drive on Saturday, April 5th from 9am to noon. Come pick up some very inexpensive tools and support the West Philly Tool Library

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We’re on Instagram!

  Thanks for the idea, Alon! Tag us on instagram with @westphillytoollibrary. A great way to share your projects! Here’s one that Alon posted of his basement excavation.

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Our 2013 Annual Report is Now Available

Thanks for a great year! See all of the details in our Annual Report

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West Philly Tool Library Carpenter’s Pencils

Now available at your favorite neighborhood Tool Library: Carpenter’s Pencils. It’s the hottest marking implement around, and we’re selling them for just $1 each. Or pick up six for $5. Stop into the Tool Library to grab a handful!

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Help ensure everyone in our community can borrow the tools they need.

Memberships fund just 34% of our services. As a nonprofit service organization, donations beyond Membership fees are what sustain our operations. Some of our Members aren’t able to afford to donate beyond their annual Membership. However if you’re someone who

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New Tool Library Shirts are Here!

We’re proud to announce new T-shirts with our bold new logo, designed by West Philly designer Sarah Gager. Come to the Tool Library to pick up a few. Or, order online here. Purchase a t-shirt before December 15, 2013, and

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The Tool Library will be closed on Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families! See you on Saturday.

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A big thanks to everyone who came out for the fall tool sale

We had a great time and brought in some great revenue! A big thanks as well to the volunteers who helped us put the sale together, and to everyone who donated tools.

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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.