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The West Seattle Tool Library

Address

4408 Delridge Way SW
Seattle, WA 98107 USA

Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM PDT
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM PDT
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM PDT
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM PDT


Tool Library Operating Hours:
Thursday: 6pm til 9pm
Saturdays: 9am till 2pm
Sundays: 1pm till 5pm
Holiday Hours: Thanksgiving, November 22nd: CLOSED

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Community Workshop Operating Hours:
Community Use: Saturdays, 9am-2pm; Sundays 1pm-5pm
Private Rental/ Group Rental: Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm
Users must all pass a basic safety test or attend one of the classes listed below before using the workshop.  To reserve your private or group rental, please contact the Tool Library at library@sustainablewestseattle.org. 

**Holiday Workshop Hours**
please call or email requests
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Off Hours Tool Pickup & Delivery:
Given The Tool Library's fairly limited hours and the busy schedule of the modern day DIYer, we will happily deliver tools from our collection to your door (provided you're a Tool Library member) for a $10 flat fee.  And we'd be equally as happy to pick them back up once you're done for the same price.  Please write to library@sustainablewestseattle.org to schedule a visit.
 
Location:
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
4408 Delridge Way SW
Seattle, WA  98106


Memberships & Fees:
The Tool Library is FREE to use, though we do recommend and appreciate the following donations to help keep the operation going:
General Public: $40/year
Student/Senior: $30/year
Low-Income: $20/year
No proof of membership level is nessesary, though two forms of ID are required to confirm your local address.
Fees for use of The Community Workshop are required and must be paid in full before use of workshop:
Community Workshop Public Use: $5/hr, $30/month
Community Workshop Private Rental: $30/hour
 
Gift Memberships:
Why give one tool when you can give access to thousands with a gift membership to The West Seattle Tool Library?  After following the prompts on the link below, you can either choose to email or print out your holiday gift:
 http://www.sustainablewestseattle.org/tool-library/holiday-gift-memberships/

DIY Social & Ask an Expert:

2nd Thursdays, 6-8pm
Each month, The Tool Library gets its community of DIYers together simply for the purposes of hanging out.  Since we well know that a room full of DIYers tend to gravitate towards talk of their current projects or future dreams, The Tool Library also invites a handful of DIY coaches to the event from our Ask an Expert series.  As a result, these open and informal community meetups can offer an opportunity to bounce project ideas off fellow DIYers and receive some free professional advice in the process.  Or maybe they just offer a chance to enjoy a snack and listen in.  Either way, we'd love to see you there.  As always, you can just show up whenever you darn well please and leave whenever you like.

@ The Tool Library, Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Eric Thomas, Solar Epiphany (Solar Energy)
Laura & Doug Elfline, Mighty House Construction (Sustainable Building) 
Joshua Brincko, International Studio (Green Architecture)
Sandy Pederson, Urban Land Army (Urban Gardening)
Laura Sweany, Community Orchard of West Seattle (Permaculture)
Nikola Davidson, EarthsystemsNW (Cisterns & Water Harvesting)
& More

The Fixers' Collective: 
1st & 3rd Thursdays, 6-9pm
Join us if you are interested in prolonging the life of the things you own, learning how things work, saving a few resources, or if you just love to tinker.  All are welcome and encouraged to develop a very healthy addiction to creative fixing and mending. You're also welcome to just drop by and say hello.  FREE

Workshop Safety Classes:

Power Tools 101: Loose Your Fear, Not Your Fingers!
Beginner Level

Beyond the Basics: Power Tool Tips & Tricks
Intermediate Level

Personal Check Out
Advanced Level

By Appointment Only
In order to get you up and working quickly, advanced users will be given the opportunity to place out of the required safety classes by demonstrating their safety knowledge in a one-on-one setting with a qualified Workshop Shopkeeper.  It's always beneficial to recognize our own bad habits and this evaluation will simply look to correct those before you get going.  Those who don't pass this safety evaluation, must take an actual safety class before using the shop.  $10 

Tool Inventory:
You can view most of our inventory online.  As we are constantly receiving new tool donations, a good bit of our inventory is always yet to be cataloged.  The latest estimate puts the total collection at around 1,000 tools, spanning everything from sewing machines to wood chippers and all things in between.  If you can't find what you're looking for through our search engines, please write to us at library@sustainablewestseattle.org.  We may just have it hidden away somewhere!