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How does the Tool Library work?


Take A Class
Learn proper tool use and DIY skills in our supportive and personalized classes. Make something awesome. Members get a 20% discount, but everyone's welcome to participate!
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Our Lending Library of Over 5,000 Tools
Check out everything you need for your Home-Improvement, DIY, Lawn & Garden, and Pinterest Projects! Tools are checked out for a 7-day period and returned to the same location.
Our Workshop Space
Build in community - no need to give up your garage. Both locations have on-site equipment (like table saws, jointers, and lathes) for member use.
Tool and Project Advice
Our members, staff, and volunteers share their skills, experience, and knowledge to support eachother. Whether you're an experienced tradesperson or haven't ever held a hammer - we have a place for you at the library.


We're more than a lending library - MTL is a growing community of DIY'ers, Makers and Craftspeople who support eachother to share skills and knowledge. Our annual MAKE IT Challenge is a celebration of that DIY spirit, creativity and skill, that brings neighbors together and makes lasting memories. Will you accept the challenge?


Challenge 2020: Build a Custom Storage Solution
No matter how much you may Marie Kondo, there will always be treasures that need to be stashed. This year we challenge you to "Spark Joy" by building a beautiful, functional, and custom storage solution - for whatever you may need to store!

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The Minnesota Tool Library is incorporated with the State of Minnesota and is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

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Locations


NE Minneapolis

Thorp Building
1620 Central Ave NE
Suite #126
Minneapolis, MN 55413
612-440-8665

Tool Library Hours

Wednesday 4 PM — 7 PM
Thursday 4 PM — 7 PM
Saturday 10 AM — 4 PM

Entry & Parking

The Tool Library is located in the main level of the Thorp Building, on the 1620 Central Ave side (slightly north of Diamonds Coffee Shoppe). Visitors can enter from the door at Dock #1, just behind the Tires & More shop on the corner of Central and 18th Ave. Upon entry, turn right into the main hallway, following signage to suite #126.


Saint Paul (Midway)

755 Prior Ave N
St. Paul, MN 55104
651-644-1882

Tool Library Hours

Friday 5 PM - 8 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM
Sunday 10 AM - 1 PM

Entry & Parking

The Tool Library is located in the basement level of the Priorworks Building, on the south side (between Flannel Jacks and the Garage Murals). Visitors can park across the street or in the yellow dot lot, enter the double doors, and take the elevator on your left down to our suite. Alternately, you can use the underground parking to the north of BlackStack and walk down the left-hand hallway past CanCan Wonderland.