North Richmond Mobile Tool Library


The North Richmond Mobile Tool Library is a free service that lends tools to North Richmond residents and North Richmond-serving non-profit organizations. We bring our tool library to spots around North Richmond, with the goal of reducing blight on public and private properties.

Check out some of our milestones below, follow us on social media, and subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date on all of our endeavors!

Not a resident of North Richmond? Check out the Richmond Tool Library, which serves all Richmond and North Richmond residents!

Bringing our Tool Trailer to Life:


A collaboration with Rebuilding Together East Bay-North helped us modify the interior of our trailer. Our trailer has come a long way since the beginning. We are now able to hang and store a variety of tools inside for transport! To the left is the transformation of an empty trailer into our mobile tool library for the community to rent free tools from in the future.

Meeting the Community:

NNO_MTL TableWe have been incorporating community feedback, conducting giveaways, and taking part in other community events. Engaging with other people of Richmond is important to us. This is how we ensure we meet the needs of our MTL members, and with our trailer now being finished, you will see us at even more community events!

We held our soft launch at North Richmond Earth Day events on April 22 and April 23, 2022!

(Photo credit for team photo: Urban Tilth)

  1. Become a member
  2. Hours of operation

Non-profits and public agencies serving North Richmond can now become members of the North Richmond Mobile Tool Library, which allows you to reserve our library for your volunteer events!

New non-profit and public agency members must be over the age of 18 and complete the following steps in person:

  • Present current photo identification, such as an unexpired California Driver’s License or a current State/Military Identification Card.
  • Present proof of employment with a non-profit organization with 501(c)3 status or public agency that serves North Richmond through one (1) of the following: paystub dated within the last 30 days, or employment verification letter dated within the last 30 days. Staff may contact the employer to verify employment.
  • Create a myTurn account with staff.
  • Confirm your e-mail address and phone number.
  • Read the Rules and Regulations.
  • Read and electronically sign the Waiver and Indemnification Form.

On a case-by-case basis, these steps may take place via e-mail and/or video conference.

Are you ready to register? Please e-mail us at to get started.

Please note: we are not yet open for individual members and loans.

Now Accepting New Members: 
North Richmond Nonprofits and Public Agencies Only

The North Richmond Mobile Tool Library is now ready to take part in more volunteer beautification events! Non-profits and public agencies that serve North Richmond can now contact us for more information on becoming a member and reserving tools for your volunteer event! Email us at for more information on how to get started!

MTL_Soft Launch AdEarth Day_Team Photo

Jointly funded by City of Richmond & Contra Costa County