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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to get started. Then you can start borrowing tools right away! Rentals range from $1 to $20 per tool per week.
What kinds of tools does the Ballard Tool Library (BTL) have?
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, bike stands, dremels, lawn aerators, and many other dealy-bobs and whatchamacallits! There’s even a collection of books that could help with your project. We aim to build a tool 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!