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Summer tool sale: Saturday, August 1

You heard right. We are having another tool sale on our sidewalk on Saturday, August 1, at 9am. Just like last time, come at 9am sharp for the good pickings. And, who knows, another lucky person might find a googly-eyed tool!

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Late opening today (Mon, July 6)

Hi all, our tool librarian got a flat tire on his bike on his way to the Tool Library so will be a little late opening tonight (Mon, July 6).  Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Closed Saturday, July 4th

For the holiday, the Tool Library will be closed on Saturday, July 4. Be sure to catch us before the long weekend on Thursday between 5:30 and 8:30pm. Have a safe holiday, and see you on Monday, July 6!

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West Philly Tool Library to sponsor University City Arts League summer class series

You read the headline right! We are sponsoring a Furniture R & R (Repair & Rehab) summer class series at University City Arts League (UCAL). Located in the 4200 block of Spruce Street, UCAL has been providing a welcoming space

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Closed Memorial Day

Heads up: The Tool Library will be closed on Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day. Be sure to pick up all the tools needed for your weekend projects (and return all tools with a due date of May 25) before close on

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Tool Sale, May 30

Please help us spread the word! We look forward to seeing you on May 30th.

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West Philly Tool Library: Member survey

Hello, West Philly Tool Library! The new Executive Director here! In my first weeks, I have been soaking up information primarily as an observer. Now that I have a handle on the processes, procedures, and day-to-day of operations, it’s critical for

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WPTL Featured in Popular Mechanics!

The fine folks at Popular Mechanics stopped by and spoke with members, librarians, and board members to learn more about what they refer to as “The Borrowing Place.”  You can find the article on the site HERE or pick up

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Pick up some tools and materials on Sunday at the NARI Contractor Garage Sale

Our friends at the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) will be holding a huge garage sale this Sunday from 9am to 4pm at A & C Kitchens & Bath Warehouse, 2000 Concord Road in Chester. NARI members have

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Back to Normal!

The Tool Library will return to our normal open hours in the month of March! Thanks to the Tool Librarians, we have newly sharpened blades and updated racks, and stay tuned: more to come as Spring approaches!

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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.