● Tools & Housing ●
The Tool Library is currently not offering loans, but we are allowing returns. Please return tools by ringing the doorbell off of our side entrance on Allin St, while wearing a mask, during the following hours: Tues. Noon-3pm, Thurs. 4-7pm, Sat 9am-1pm. You will not be charged a late fee. Our tools are recognizable by a small blue sticker with a 4-digit number placed in a visible area
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. Members just need to submit a membership application, complete a liability waiver, and present a valid Driver's license or state I.D. to the tool library staff. You can now request to become a member directly from our website. Scroll down to the inventory section of this page, click on "Create Account," and complete all the information. You'll then officially become a member when you visit our office and show a valid photo ID.
Here's how you can help support the Tool Library. Donate your spare tools each month, 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 needs. Your support is greatly appreciated.
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.