The 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.
Search the library catalog for tools and check out a brief history of our TLL.
Sign Up to use the TLL – and start borrowing tools.
Attend a Free Workshop at the TLL and grow your DIY skills.
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.
You can also support the TLL by Donating Tools to be added to the TLL inventory or to be sold for a suggested donation at one of our Saturday tool sales. Sales take place the first and third Saturday of every month, on the lawn of the TLL.
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