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. We aim to be a community resource to provide home owners, tenants, long-time residents, and newcomers with the tools (and the knowledge to work the tools!) they need.
When are we open?We are open every Monday through Thursday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm and Saturdays from 9:00am to 3:00pm.
Where are we?We are located at 1314 South 47th Street, Philadelphia, PA. We are in a warehouse on the east side of South 47th Street about 200 feet south of Woodland Ave.
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Share your project!Have you made something cool with things you've borrowed from the Tool Library? We'd love to hear about it and share it with our members. Please email photos, too, with your description of what you made. And check out other members' projects here.
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Category Archives: New Tools
If you’ve been in the library recently you’ve probably noticed that we have a bunch of new tools. Thanks State Farm! And thank you members for helping us to secure the funding! Our tool buying has just about wrapped up, … Continue reading
We owe a VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU to Gene and Patricia Woock, residents of the Fairmount section of the City, for generously donating a significant portion of their extensive collection of high quality, well maintained tools to the Tool Library … Continue reading
Today, Douglas Plugliese contributed some heavy lifting to WPTL’s arsenal of tools for loan. With his 2-ton engine hoist, you can pull your own engine, or anything else super heavy that you want to move around using a frame on … Continue reading