Tacoma Tool Library logo
Zero Waste Washington has been working with a community of people in Tacoma to start the Tacoma Tool Library.

A place for residents to borrow tools, learn skills, and build community! Where people can borrow all kinds of tools to build anything from a bookcase to a tiny house! Where residents can come to a workshop to learn how to build raised beds for a garden, improve energy efficiency at home, or fix a bike!

Tool Library Sign

What You Can Do:

  • Join the organizing team
  • Donate your tools
  • Sign up on the mailing list
  • Become a member
  • Like us on facebook
  • Tell your friends
  • Support with funding (donate to Zero Waste Washington with a note that it is to support the Tacoma Tool Library).

Our goal is to develop a sustainable, community tool lending library in Tacoma that is accessible to local area residents regardless of income. We want to encourage re-use, repair, and reduced consumption of tools and other durable goods.

Why do we want a tool library in Tacoma?

  • Foster a sense of community and mutual support.
  • Strengthen community resilience and self reliance
  • Commit to inclusivity of participation and accessibility to tools, particularly for people with less economic resources and people who aren’t traditionally encouraged to use tools
  • Prioritize sustainability through waste prevention, reuse, repair, and re-purposing.
  • Encourage skill building and empowerment through tool use and maintenance education
  • Participate in the Sharing Economy

This product was funded through a grant from Washington State Department of Ecology. While these materials were reviewed for grant consistency, this does not necessarily constitute endorsement by Ecology.

Last Updated (Tuesday, 02 June 2015 15:04)