Tool Library

Sign the Pledge - We are trying to document community support for our project.  So if you are willing to donate some time or tools at any point over the next year, please fill out this survey or send us an email (toollibrary (at) telling us how many hours you would be willing to volunteer or what tools (and their approximate value) you have to donate. Thanks in advance. Now back to the regularly scheduled programming...

Sustainable Capitol Hill is seeking to start a Tool Library, a place to borrow tools you don't already own, and a place to use them if you don't have a garage.  If you're interested in helping us create this wonderful neighborhood resource or if you have further questions, please contact us at toollibrary (at)

Check out our inventory tool.  Feel free to create an account and give it a test drive.  Admittedly it's pitiful at the moment as we wait for donations.  If you have any tools you would like to donate, send us an email to arrange for a drop off or pickup. We'll start showing up at events this summer where you can bring tools by.  You can also let us know what tools or equipment you wish we had. Today, I wish we had an ice cream maker, food dehydrator, and bicycle repair stand.

We have a short survey (5 questions) if you want to let us know what you think about the tool library.

Meanwhile you can use the West Seattle tool library or the NE Seattle tool library.


Upcoming Events:

Planning meeting: Tuesday September 16, 6:30 pm at the Braeburn (1410 E Pine St)


You can help by:

  • joining our planning committee
  • donating tools
  • donating a space to host the tool library (either storage or a venue people could visit)
  • we're welcome to ideas! How do you think you can help?
  • helping contact possible locations


Past Milestones:

September 24, 2013 - Article in the Capitol Hill blog

June 12, 2013 - Article in Capitol Hill Times.

April 22, 2013 - Community Climate Projects grant submitted and rejected :(

March 18, 2013 - Article in Capitol Hill blog.