About Us

Since June of 2010, The West Seattle Tool Library has provided free access to over a 1,500 tools to any resident in our community. Over 450 residents have taken the Tool Library up on that offer and formed a great community of DIYers, makers, and students. We invite you to join the community as well.

The West Seattle Tool Library is a community-led project to provide pay-what-you-can community access to a wide range of tools, training, and relevant advice.

By providing this service, the West Seattle Tool Library aims to inspire its community to participate in community projects such as park restorations and pursue sustainability through fun projects like backyard gardens, home energy improvements, and water harvesting.

WSTL in the News

2010:

Chicago Tribune, Tool Library Movement

West Seattle Herald, the opening of the West Seattle Tool Library

West Seattle Herald, mobile West Seattle Tool Library

Popular Mechanics, DIY Heroes

West Seattle Blog

2011:

West Seattle Herald, West Seattle Tool Library opens

West Seattle Herald, Tool Library events

West Seattle Blog, Garden Tour

IFIXITORG, West Seattle Fixers Collective

2012:

Wired, Fixer Collectives

Daily Sightline, WSTL mention

Shareable, How to Start a Tool Library

Fox News, Fixer Movement

2013:

Shareable, Interview with Micah Summers

2014:

Shareable, Library Movement Gains Steam

 

Our Crew

micah

Micah Summers helped cofound the West Seattle Tool Library. He specializes in electrical and auto work.

 

brian

Brian McCoy is the current manager of the Tool Library. He specializes in woodworking.

 

Photography by Lou Daprile

Website by Seana Murphy