About the Oakland Tool Lending Library
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:
remodeling and repairs
gardening and landscaping
OTLL is free for Oakland, Emeryville, and Piedmont residents.
Using the Oakland Tool Lending Library
This Old House
The Tool Lending Library (TLL) offers workshops based on the interests and needs of our patrons. We've had workshops on:
power tool safety
working with the router
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.
The Oakland Tool Lending Library accepts donations of 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.
Oakland Tool Lending Library is not currently accepting volunteers.
Stay tuned for updates.