About Us

Since June of 2010, The West Seattle Tool Library has provided donation-based access to over a 3,000 tools to any resident in our community. Over 4,000 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


Our Crew


Micah Summers co-founder & Director of the West Seattle Tool Library. He specializes in fixing/restoration of everything from Cars, houses to Electronics



Photography by Lou Daprile

Website by Seana Murphy