The Tool Library has reopened for “curbside” back deck service!
- Tuesday and Thursday, 6-8 p.m.
- Saturday 10-5 p.m.
The Tool Library is a collection of over 600 hand and power tools for building, home maintenance, gardening, plumbing, cars, bikes, and more. Up to 5 tools can be checked out for one week at a time for free.
To check out a tool, you must first become a member of the Tool Library. We can only lend tools to adults. If you already have a library card, great—bring it on down, along with proof of your current address (e.g. driver’s license, other photo ID, utility bill or lease agreement). If you don’t already have a library card, we can sign you up for one as long as you have an acceptable form of photo ID. If your photo ID doesn’t show your current address, you will also need to confirm your address with a utility bill or lease agreement. After filling out the member application, you’re a member! The Tool Library is FREE, though we ask patrons who reside outside of Millvale for a $30 annual donation to help us build and maintain the tool collection.
A list of our tools is here. You can also search for tools using the library’s online catalog (Hint: Choose material type “other objects” at left to limit the results to just tools.) or look through the binder at the Millvale Community Library’s front desk. Tools must be returned to our circulation desk during normal hours.
If you’d like to support the Tool Library, please consider volunteering. Volunteers help in any number of ways, from staffing the desk, to fixing and maintaining tools, writing grants, and helping with promotion.
You can also donate tools to the lending library. Specific tools we are looking for include a bench planer, 9″ or larger band saw (under 75 lbs), concrete saw, lawn aerator, rotary cultivator, lightweight bicycle truing stand, deep socket set, and wooden handscrew clamps. You can drop donations off during regular library hours or contact the library to arrange pick-up. Your donations are tax deductible.
You can also make financial donations to the Tool Library to help us repair and improve our tool selection. Make checks out to Millvale Community Library: Tool Library or donate with a credit card using the donate button at the top of the page.