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

How to Help

The Ballard Tool Library is fueled by donations and work by our dedicated volunteers. We’re always accepting used tools and household items, and can provide a tax receipt for your records. Please keep in mind we can only accept tools when volunteers are working, and we cannot take gas powered tools. We may sell some donated items – all proceeds will benefit the Ballard Tool Library.

If you wish to donate or volunteer, email manager@ballardtoollibrary.org for more information.

Wish list


  • Power strips
  • Flood sander
  • Lathe
  • Drill bits and countersinks

In the kitchen

  • Cider press
  • Roasting oven
  • Ice cream maker
  • Meat slicer

In the yard

  • Power soil aerator
  • Electric mower
  • Pruning ladder
  • Pruning shears

Arts and crafts

  • Industrial sewing machine
  • Grommet pliers
  • Cricut
  • Laser cutter


  • Carpet steamer
  • Tubing cutter
  • Asbestos tester
  • Pry bars

Marine & Auto

  • Power buffer
  • Wood moisture meter
  • Inflatable boat lifts
  • Hi-Lift Jack