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
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
West Seattle Herald, West Seattle Tool Library opens
West Seattle Herald, Tool Library events
West Seattle Blog, Garden Tour
IFIXITORG, West Seattle Fixers Collective
Wired, Fixer Collectives
Daily Sightline, WSTL mention
Shareable, How to Start a Tool Library
Fox News, Fixer Movement
Shareable, Interview with Micah Summers
Shareable, Library Movement Gains Steam
Micah Summers helped cofound the West Seattle Tool Library. He specializes in electrical and auto work.
Brian McCoy is the current manager of the Tool Library. He specializes in woodworking.
Photography by Lou Daprile
Website by Seana Murphy