Now Open!

BallardToolLogoIt’s here, it’s finally here!

We are so happy to have officially joined the Ballard community and hope you’ll stop by soon to visit and learn what we’ll all about.

Ballard Tool Library is a project of Sustainable Ballard. This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from Seattle Department of Neighborhoods

What is a tool library? Just like a normal library, a tool library is a sustainable public service that provides community access to tools and an exchange of knowledge, at little to no cost.

The Ballard Tool Library, 7549B – 15th Ave NW, began operations on January 28th!  The Tool Library is open ten hours each week:

  • Sundays, Noon to 5pm
  • Tuesdays, 11am to 1pm
  • Thursdays, 5pm to 8pm

Our Vision

The Ballard Tool Library will promote a sharing economy, mutual reliance, and environmental stewardship for our community.

Our Mission

To build community by sharing tools, ideas, and know-how.

How Do I Join?

Just become a member of Sustainable Ballard and then stop by the Tool Library during open hours and sign a waiver. Easy Peasy!

How Can You Help?

Donate tools!  Not just your traditional handy-person tools, but tools for cooking! for crafts! for gardening!

Please contact our Library Manager JB Harmon if you have something to donate.