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trowelsThe Oakland Tool Lending Library – a branch of the Oakland Public Library system – has more than 3,500 tools that residents of Oakland, Emeryville and Piedmont can borrow for free with their library card. The TLL is staffed by library employees, and funded by the City of Oakland and property taxes from Measure Q.  Meet some of our TLL staff members.

Check out the tool inventory and a brief history of our TLL.

Sign Up to use the TLL – and start borrowing tools.

Support the TLL by joining the Friends of the Oakland TLL, a volunteer group that works with the TLL staff, library administration and Oakland residents to help make this magnificent public resource even better.  Join us by signing up for updates – it’s free, and we promise no more than one email per month!

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Some samples of toy designs for the workshop!

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Monthly meeting

November 30, 2017, 6:00pm - November 30, 2017, 7:30pm

Join the Friends of the Oakland Tool Library for our monthly meeting. Please enter the meeting room through the back of the building as the library will be close at that hour.

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Join the Friends of the Oakland Tool Library for our monthly meeting. Please enter the meeting room through the back of the building as the library will be close at that hour. ... See MoreSee Less

Monthly meeting

November 30, 2017, 6:00pm - November 30, 2017, 7:30pm

Join the Friends of the Oakland Tool Library for our monthly meeting. Please enter the meeting room through the back of the building as the library will be close at that hour.

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