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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!

5 days ago

Friends of the Oakland Tool Lending Library
The Tool Sale is back! Saturday, April 6 from 10am - 2pm on the Temescal Library lawn at 52nd Street and Telegraph Ave. See you there for great deals on used tools, proceeds support the Tool Lending Library and provide free classes for kids and adults.#fotll #oaklandlibrary #temescaldistrict #toolsale #tooligans ... See MoreSee Less
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Seed Starting workshop at the Temescal Branch on Saturday, April 6!Learn the secrets of successful seed starting with Pollinate Farm & Garden Supply. This workshop will cover supplies, light, watering, and techniques to ensure your seeds grow into healthy starts. 📍5205 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609(Suitable for teens and adults. 20 participants maximum on first-come basis.) ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Friends of the Oakland Tool Lending Library
Thank you to the #rockridgenews for the article on page 6 of the March edition highlighting our need for storage space to house the generously donated tools that we sell at our tool sales, as well as for the tools and supplies for our free workshops, and our stock of t-shirts. Can you help us by donating free, accessible space for us to store the supplies that help us with our mission supporting the Tool Lending Library and providing tools and education in Oakland and beyond? Message us or email via the link our bio if so! #fotll #temescaldistrict #oaklandlibrary #toolsale #oaklandnonprofit #tooligan #tooligans ... See MoreSee Less
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Tool sale Saturday 12/2 from 10am-2pm at the Temescal Library Branch, 52nd Street at Telegraph. Great deals on gently used tools, and all sales support the Oakland Tool Lending Library and the Friends’ free carpentry classes for kids and adults!#fotll #temescaldistrict #oaklandlibrary #toolsale #nonprofitfundraiser #diy #tooligans ... See MoreSee Less
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Ok, the Fiends are banished, but the tool sale is back on Saturday! 10am-2pm at 52nd street and Telegraph Ave. See you there for great deals on used tools, no tricks!#fotll #temescaldistrict #temescaldistrictoakland #oaklandlibrary #fopl #toolsale #oaklandfundraiser #tooligans ... See MoreSee Less
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