The Southeast Seattle Tool Library

Welcome to the Tool Library!

The Southeast Seattle Tool Library is a non-profit organization where you can borrow tools for home maintenance, woodworking, gardening, and creative projects of all kinds. This website lets you browse our tool collection and view your account. For more information about the organization, including how to become a member, please see our main site at, send us an email, or just drop by and chat with our friendly volunteer tool librarians during our open hours and we'll get your membership set up on the spot!

Extra Summer Hours

Just can't stay away? Now you have twice as many opportunities to pop in and visit us during the busy summer season! The tool library is open Fridays and Sundays 4-6pm until October. Many thanks to the new volunteers who made this possible.

Bring us Tools for the Sharehouse

The tool library helps The Sharehouse provide basic toolkits for their clients as they establish themselves in their new homes. We found ourselves with an abundance of small, common tools, and decided this is an ideal way to put them to use in the community.

The Sharehouse primarily needs:

  • hammers
  • screwdrivers
  • wrenches
  • paintbrushes
  • tape measures
  • scissors
  • levels

The Sharehouse is a furniture bank for families and individuals who are transitioning from homelessness into permanent housing. Last year, The Sharehouse, working with other agencies, helped 2,342 people (including 954 children under 18) establish 1,166 new households.

Tool Inventory

Click the Inventory link above to browse our awesome tool collection, or search for a specific tool in the Search Inventory box at the top right.

Can't find the tool you need? Send us an email!

Tool Library Gift Certificates and T-Shirts

Give friends and family a gift they can use all year - a membership to the tool library! Purchase an attractive gift certificate at the tool library or send us an email and we can mail it to a local address with some fascinating literature describing our purpose and hours. Your gift is tax deductible and keeps the doors open at this wonderful community resource. Or just spread the word to let folks know we're here. Many people have never even heard of the tool library concept and are thrilled when they learn about it. So go ahead - make someone's day! We also have a limited number of t-shirts available - send us an email or ask the staff volunteer for details when you stop by.