A tool library is just like a normal library, but with tools instead of books. We lend household, yard, and specialty tools to our members with the goal of promoting reuse, access, and shared knowledge.


Tacoma Tool Library operates on a membership basis. Members are asked to give a suggested yearly donation of $40/year, which gives them access to the Library's tool bank and workshops.


In addition to lending tools, the Tacoma Tool Library hosts workshops and events at our shop and at partner locations. We are always looking for new ideas of workshops to offer, and would love to hear from you!


Browse through our online inventory for an idea of what tools we offer at Tacoma Tool Library. Don't see the tool you need? Contact us and we'll put it on the wishlist. We are constantly building our inventory.

Tacoma Tool Library lowers the barriers to tackling projects by providing tools, knowledge, space and support so that people can improve their lives.

We believe this will lead to better looking neighborhoods, increased community involvement, a stronger sharing economy, reduced consumption, more entrepreneurship and individuals that are empowered.

Tacoma Tool Library is fiscally sponsored by Zero Waste Washington.