Oakland Tool Lending Library

About the OTLL

The Oakland Tool Lending Library has over 5,000 tools for you to borrow. We also have books and how-to DVDs.

We have tools for:
  • home improvement
  • remodeling and repairs
  • gardening and landscaping
  • seismic retrofit
  • more...

Using the OTLL

Before your first visit, have a look at this OTLL information:

The OTLL is FREE for Oakland, Emeryville, and Piedmont residents.

Friends of Oakland Tool Lending Library

Friends of Oakland Tool Lending Library

Get involved in the Oakland Tool Lending Library by joining their Friends!


We offer workshops based on the interests and needs of our patrons. We've had workshops on:
  • plumbing repairs
  • power tool safety
  • working with the router
  • basic tiling
  • basic electrical repairs
Sign up for the workshop email list.
If you'd like to suggest a new class, feel free to call us at (510) 597-5089 with your suggestion.


Donate your new and used tools in good working order  
  • Tools must be in good working order and include all parts. 
  • We do not accept any hardware or consumables (nails, screws, etc.).
  • We do not accept tools that need excessive cleaning or preparation.
  • The tool must be portable and small enough to fit in our storage space.
Please contact us ahead of time before bringing donations.
For larger donations (more than a few items or boxes), or for special arrangements for assessment or pickup, please contact our Donation Coordinator, Ty Yurgelevic, at 510-501-7938 or FriendsoftheOaklandTLL@gmail.com.


We are not currently accepting volunteers.
Stay tuned for updates.

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