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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

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Before You Buy That Tool, Check Out The West Philly Tool Library

                Thank you to and the Philadelphia Inquirer for sharing our story! If you love the ideas of the West Philly Tool Library please consider donating to support our mission! Here’s the link

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The New York Times talks about tool libraries

Earlier this month, the New York Times did a story on borrowing.  It featured the Berkeley Tool Library among other places that loan tools, toys, and expensive handbooks.  It’s a fun read. You can read it by clicking here.

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The Reverse Hammer: An oldie but goodie

In preparing our new website for launch last weekend, we read over a few years’ worth of old blog entries.  And in doing so, we came across this little gem of a video from October 2009 that, we think, deserves

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Tool Library’s Stacey Hendricks featured in Philly Metro newspaper

Today’s Metro newspaper featured our very own “Stacey Hendricks, head of the education committee at the West Philly Tool Library, which lends tools so you don’t have to break the bank buying new ones.” Nicely done, Stacey!

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Next American City Magazine: Thinking Local, Dreaming Big

National magazine highlights the Tool Library. “As funding sources for new community programs and revitalization projects dry up, residents and civic leaders are devising new ways to make their neighborhoods more attractive. These programs… improve neighborhoods and boost city morale.”

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Home repairs made easier

“Home repairs made easier,” Philadelphia Metro (Sept. 8, 2010)

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When in Need: West Philly Tool Library

“When in Need: West Philly Tool Library,” Grid Magazine (Feb. 2009)

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Tool Library Solves Philly’s Problems

“Tool Library Solves Philly’s Problems,” (April 7, 2008)

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West Philadelphia Gets a Lending Library — For Shop Tools

“West Philadelphia Gets a Lending Library — For Shop Tools,”  KYW Newsradio 1060 (April 5, 2008)

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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.