Tool Donations

The Oakland Tool Lending Library and the Friends of the Tool Library accept donations of new and used tools in good working order. We have the following restrictions on what we can accept:

  • Donated tools must be in good working order and include all working parts. 
  • We do not accept any hardware or consumables (nails, screws, etc.).
  • We do not accept tools that need excessive cleaning or preparation.
  • The tool must be portable and small enough to fit in our storage space.

When/how to donateSmaller donations may be dropped off during library open hours at least 30 minutes before closing. The best hours to avoid a wait are Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Please understand that we need to help patrons waiting in line before we can look at your donation. For larger donations (more than a few items/boxes) or for special arrangements for assessment/pickup, please contact our Donation Coordinator, Jack Soares by phone/text: 510-206-8769 or email: