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 everyone browse our tool collection and, if you are a member, see what tools you have checked out. 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!

No Sunday Hours until Spring 2018

The tool library is closed on Sundays until Spring 2018.

We will remain open on Fridays unless there are few members coming in or if we fail to find enough volunteers to staff Fridays. We will maintain our standard Wednesday and Saturday hours unless advertised for holidays or staffing shortages.

Please volunteer if you'd like to see the library open more often!

Tool Inventory

Click the Inventory link above to browse our awesome tool collection. You can also 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.