September 20, 2023
3230 Macdonald Ave.
Richmond, CA 94804
Free for eligible and current Richmond residents.
Richmond Tool Library (Open Hours)
Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Only Richmond residents, Richmond property owners, Richmond business owners, and City of Richmond employees can register with the Tool Library. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Ready to start borrowing some of our tools? Make an appointment to come in during library hours or create an account with us on this website. Only residents of Richmond can sign up with the Tool Library--verification of account will be completed in person at the Richmond Tool Library.
Verification is accomplished by presenting ALL of the following in person at the on-site location:
- Valid Richmond Public Library card, AND
- Current photo identification, AND
- Proof of Richmond residency*, dated within the last 60 days, satisfied by one of the following*: current lease/rental agreement (with patron’s name listed as tenant), current utility bill (with patron’s name listed), car registration, or current tax bill (in patron’s name) identifying ownership of property in Richmond.
Note: Patrons who rent mailboxes must provide proof of residency or property ownership in Richmond before being granted borrowing privileges at the RTL.
*Note: a driver's license will not satisfy the proof of residency requirement needed, it only satisfies the photo ID requirement.
>>>during the process we send out a confirmation email to the email address you provide during the sign-up--keep in mind you will need to log in to your email during this time--you are welcome to log on to our computer or use your mobile device.<<<
The Richmond Tool Library came about as a result of the Love Your Block initiative and is a free service that lends building and landscaping tools to residents with the goal of providing opportunities to be self-sufficient, to take agency over their neighborhoods, and to work towards a more sustainable Richmond, California.
We want to build a stronger sense of community in Richmond by inviting neighbors to work together on revitalization projects. We want residents to join forces with city partners towards a shared vision and provide them with access to tools to maintain their homes and community gathering spaces. Through this resource, we will reinforce local resilience and collective ownership of this beautiful city by the Bay.