The Ballard Tool Library is now open by appointment

Our volunteers have conferred and come up with the following plan for reopening the Ballard Tool Library following the governor’s phased approach:

Phase One:

Open by appointment. Please review the online catalog to identify which tools you would like to borrow and contact to arrange a time to check out tools*. Include your phone number as a quicker option to contact for an appointment. Please wear a mask when you come. COVID safety measures will be in place.

We are also open for donations! We love tools and now that many of you are using your extra time to clean out garages/work shops/basements, you may have tools that you want to donate. We can do this quickly, by appointment. No contact drop off. Thanks everyone.

Phase Two:

Open for limited hours. We will determine which hours are most popular based on appointments made in Phase One and schedule open hours for one hour per day on multiple days. COVID precautions in place.

Phase Three:

Open for regularly scheduled hours. COVID precautions still in place.

*If you are not already a tool library member but would like to use the library, please join Sustainable Ballard and choose Tool Library membership as one of your benefits before contacting us for an appointment.

Thanks to all our members for your patience. We know you have extra time and want to be productive. Our goal is to help you with the tools you need BUT, doing it safely and with health protocols is our main priority.