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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!
Sign Up for Membership and Access:
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 each other. Whether you're an experienced tradesperson or haven't ever held a hammer - we have a place for you at the library.

 


 

Space To Learn
This winter we embarked on a mission to provide desks for local K-6 students.
THANK YOU to the many MTL'ers and community volunteers who helped to Make A Desk and Make A Difference in the lives of over 600 families!

We've wrapped up this pandemic project, but you can still help!

  • Donate to help cover project costs and ensure MTL can continue to donate their time and resources to build a more resilient and equitable community through similar projects in the future.

  • The need for desks continues. Sign-Up to build and donate desks directly to those in your community. We'll happily provide the build specs, consumables as available, and even extend limited lending privileges for those who wish to help, but may lack a tool or two to get the job done. 

  • Share your Space To Learn experiences with us! Whether you're a build volunteer or a desk recipient  - we'd love to see pictures of your desk(s), welcome feedback, and hear your story!
    Tag us on your social media posts and/or
    send us a note!

      For more info. about a Space to Learn, please contact us at programming@mntoollibrary.org

Support the MN Tool Library

Donate
Your tax-deductable gift allows MTL to continue to provide low-cost access to tools, training, and workspace - so that everyone has the opportunity to Fix Your Stuff & Fix the World. 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
NEMTL@mntoollibrary.org
612-440-8665

Tool Library Hours

By Appointment
Wednesday 4 PM — 7 PM
Saturday 10 Am — 2 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
SPTL@mntoollibrary.org
651-383-7082

Tool Library Hours

By Appointment
VolunTuesday 6 PM - 8 PM
Fix-It Friday 4 PM -7 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM
Sunday 11 AM - 2 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. *During the COVID-19 Crisis the building doors will be locked. Please follow the posted directions for access.