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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.

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.

And Join Us by subscribing to updates (see sidebar) – it’s free, and we promise no more than one email per month!

1 week ago

Friends of the Oakland Tool Lending Library
The tool sale returns Saturday January 21 from 10am to 2pm on the lawn of the Oakland Tool Lending Library. See you there for great deals!#toolsale #fotll #oaklandlibrary #temescaldistrict #diy #tooligans #fundraiser ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Friends of the Oakland Tool Lending Library
Our first tool sale of 2023 is scheduled for Saturday from 10-2 at 52nd and Telegraph. Hopefully the rain will hold off and we will see you there! #toolsale #nonprofitdundraising #tooligans #oaklandlibrary #temescaloakland #temescallibrary #makedoandmend #diy ... See MoreSee Less
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Final tool sale of 2022, Saturday 10am - 2pm on the yard of the Oakland Tool Lending Library at 52nd Street and Telegraph. Sunny skies are forecasted, see you there!#fotll #oaklandlibrary #temescallibrary #diy #tooligans #toolsale #temescaldistrict ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Friends of the Oakland Tool Lending Library
80% chance of rain Saturday means our tool sale 12/3 is rained out. Next sale is 12/17, hoping for a sunny day!#fotll #oaklandlibrary #temescalbranchlibrary #toolsale ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Friends of the Oakland Tool Lending Library
Our first December tool sale is Saturday, unless it rains. See you there!#oaklandlibrary #fotll #tools #temescaloakland ... See MoreSee Less
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