Tool Library

● Tools & Housing ●

The tool library is a free tool lending program designed to serve the Bloomington -Normal community. Free tool lending provides homeowners with the resources that they need to make repairs and modifications to their homes, allowing them to maintain a feeling of independence and integrity. Having the proper tools is a necessity for any project. 

Tool Library Membership

Any Bloomington-Normal resident over the age of 18 is eligible to use the tool library. Please arrive during our business hours with a valid driver's license or state ID and complete the necessary paperwork to become a Tool Library member and begin checking out tools.

Get Involved

Here's how you can help support the Tool Library. Donate an item off our wish list, raise awareness about the Tool Library by word of mouth, like our Facebook page, or consider a financial gift. Volunteers are also needed to support the operations of the Tool Library, check out the current volunteer needs. Your support is greatly appreciated. 

Tool Library Wish List

If you're able to donate any of these items, we'd greatly appreciate it! All items need to be in good, working condition with zero parts missing.


  • Lawn aerator

  • Angle grinders

  • Camping gear: stoves, tents

  • Floor sander: orbital

  • Floor sander: edge

  • Gardening tools: hand trowels, garden claw/twist tiller, small-medium sized planters/pots

  • Automotive: Hydraulic car jack, oil change materials, body cart



Workshop Space

The Tool Library Workshop space is now open for all your home improvement and repair projects. Learn how to use a tool and build your own projects at the Tool Library,  Read more about the workshop in this WGLT article and come in and check out the space.