7549B 15th Ave NW Seattle, WA 98117 manager@ballardtoollibrary.org

Welcome to the Ballard Tool Library

Just like a normal library, a tool library is a sustainable public service that provides community access to tools and an exchange of knowledge, at little to no cost.

How Can I Join?

Easy!  As a supporting member of Sustainable Ballard, your membership is free! If you are not a member of Sustainable Ballard, you need an annual membership. You can sign up here at your preferred level of support. ($35 for an individual membership, or $60 for a supporting household membership, or $100 for a sustaining household membership.)

You can make an account to schedule appointments at our MyTurn website, or email the Tool Library manager at manager@ballardtoollibrary.org for more information on how to get started. Then you can start borrowing tools right away! Rentals range from $1 to $10 per tool per week.

What kinds of tools does the Ballard Tool Library (BTL) have?Tool Library Perusing

Whatever you need! We use a very loose definition of “tool,” therefore our members can expect to find the usual drills, saws, etc. as well as sewing machines, juicers, canopies, lawn aerators, and many other dealy-bobs and whatchamacallits! We aim to build a collection that represents Ballard artists, craftspeople, gardeners, mariners, and putterers. Are you looking for a specific dealy-bob or whatchamacallit? Let us know and we’ll try to get it!