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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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Used Tool Sale!

April 22, 2017, 10:30am - April 22, 2017, 12:30pm

Donate to the Friends of the Oakland Tool Library and get used gardening tools, hand tools, power tools, and more! Your donation helps the Friends group with special purchases, hosting classes, and o...

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April Meeting!

April 20, 2017, 6:00pm - April 20, 2017, 7:30pm

Join the Friends of the Oakland Tool Lending Library this Thursday where we will discuss ways we can help the Tool Library and the Community! Snacks will be provided. *ATTN: The library is closed a...

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TOOL SALE

March 25, 2017, 10:30am - March 26, 2017, 1:00pm

Come check out our used tools and make a Donation to the Friends of the Oakland Tool Lending Library. Your donation helps fund classes, special purchases, outreach, and other efforts to help the Tool...

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Monthly Meeting

March 23, 2017, 6:00pm - March 23, 2017, 7:30pm

Join the Friends of the Oakland Tool Library to discuss grants, fundraising, organizing classes and more! Refreshements will be provided. Note: We'll be in the meeting room in the basement. Enter...

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Pacific Energy Center Tool Library Presentation

March 21, 2017, 6:00pm - March 21, 2017, 7:30pm

Did you know PG& E has over 3000 tools available for free loan from the PG&E Pacific Energy Center? Learn about the loan process, energy efficiency, and how to use tools to measure: Light Temperatur...

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