Become an Organizational Member

Does your organization want to borrow tools from the West Philly Tool Library to do a project? By popular demand, we have created a new way to partner up with the West Philly Tool Library: Organizational Members.

Organizational members are organizations such as neighborhood associations, community groups, schools, community development corporations (CDCs), and other groups that are doing good in our neighborhoods.

Organizational memberships allow any authorized member of the organization to borrow and use tools from the library. Many organizations can take advantage of this opportunity to cut their budgets by eliminating the need to buy tools for their projects. Hopefully, the availability of thousands of tool library tools will inspire organizations to dream up the next thing as they have already inspired so many of our individual members.

Together we can be even more effective in making West Philly, Southwest Philly, and beyond a place that everyone can take pride in.

Is my organization eligible to join as an Organizational Member?
Organizational memberships are available to charitable organizations only. These include non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations, neighborhood associations, educational institutions, and places of worship. Note that your organization does not need to be a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit to qualify. Organizational memberships are not designed for informal group houses or friends working together. We recommend separate individual memberships for these situations.

How does my organization become an organizational member?
To become an organizational member, organizations must complete the on-line application below. The first time that your organization borrows tools, you will be asked to that you understand the Tool Policy and agree to waive and indemnify the Tool Library against injury or damage.

How does my organization borrow tools?

Each organizational member can designate individuals who may borrow tools on behalf of the agency. The designated individual can borrow tools for up to one week at a time. Regular tool policy rules apply to loans to organizational members.

How much does it cost to become an organizational member?
Organizational members pay annual dues based on their annual budget according to the schedule below.

Organization’s Annual Budget

Annual Membership Dues

$0 – $5,000


$5001 – $10,000


$10,001 – $250,000


$250,001 and above


Public schools


Step 1: Complete the organizational membership form below.

STEP 2: Pay your annual membership dues online.
You may also pay in person at the Tool Library with cash, checks, or money order.

Choose an Amount Below


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.