What is a tool library?

A tool library is just like a normal library, but with tools instead of books.

We’ll lend household, DIY, and specialty tools to our members with the goal of promoting reuse, access, and shared knowledge.



The Tool Library is for residents of Gowanus, Red Hook, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, Park Slope and Carroll Gardens.

Become a member for a suggested donation of $20-$100/year. No neighbors will be turned away.



In partnership with Makeville Studio, we will host low-cost and free DIY workshops and demos.

Share your skills and learn some new ones. Feel confident to tackle DIY projects with know-how and the right tool for the job!

Gowanus Tool Library is a community project, built by and for our neighbors--like you!