Welcome to The West Seattle Tool Library!
Tool Library Operating Hours:
Saturdays: 9am till 2pm
Sundays: 1pm till 5pm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
**Holiday Workshop Hours**
please call or email requests
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 email@example.com to schedule a visit.
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
4408 Delridge Way SW
Seattle, WA 98106
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
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
DIY Social & Ask an Expert:
@ 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)
The Fixers' Collective:
Workshop Safety Classes:
Power Tools 101: Loose Your Fear, Not Your Fingers!
Beyond the Basics: Power Tool Tips & Tricks
Personal Check Out
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We may just have it hidden away somewhere!