Access over ownership


The Minnesota Tool Library’s mission is to cultivate a more resilient and equitable community and reduce waste by empowering residents with access to tools, training, and work spaces.

How does the Tool Library work?

  1. Sign up for one of our membership levels
  2. Check out any of our thousands of tools
  3. Use the workshop space
  4. Take a class

Kellen stopped by the Saint Paul location to add some finishing touches to this modernist bird feeder. Nice work! ...

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Tool Inventory Party @ SPTL
Sunday, October 13th 1:30 – 3:30pm

MTL'ers know barcodes make everything better!

Join us after shop close at SPTL to sort, tidy, and process a bunch of new tools for our inventory and prepare others for next week's Tool Sale/Swap!

No Experience necessary - we just need you to help process donations. Our staff will find just the right task for you and provide direction. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

No RSVP needed - come for the whole time or just lend a hand for half an hour. It's supposed to be cold and yucky out - so come build community and help out in the shop.

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SPTL piloting Tool Turn-In Tuesdays 7-8PM starting next week!

Have a busy weekend planned? Return your loans early and help our staff be able to more quickly confirm and prep reservations for the following weekend.

Please Note: Check-Out and Shop Access will not be available at this time.

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Creativity counts in this year's MAKE IT Challenge. One winner in our MOST CREATIVE category will receive a yearlong basic tool library membership, measuring squares, Titebond glue, and Dewalt saw blades!

Got an idea? Get started at

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Don't underestimate the finishing touch! One MAKE IT Challenge winner in the BEST FINISH category will win a yearlong basic tool library membership, wipe-on poly, paint brushes, Titbond glue, and Dewalt saw blades!

It's not too late to enter! Get started at

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