UPDATE OCT 2020: ***We are open for curbside service only at the moment. We have modified hours of operation listed on the right. At the moment, we are prioritizing tool returns from patrons who had tools out on loan since March 2020 and have select tools available for loan for current members. Please call during our hours of operation to make an appointment--we have 30-minute slots available per patron.***
The Richmond Tool Library is a free service that lends tools to Richmond 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.
Together we will build a sense of community by working collaboratively with neighbors on revitalization projects and by joining forces with the city partners towards a shared vision. Through this resource we will reinforce local resilience and collective ownership of this beautiful city by the Bay.
LOCATION Richmond Department of Community Services 3230 Macdonald Avenue Richmond, CA 94804
From the beginning, the Richmond Tool Library has always had the spirit of volunteerism at its core. Volunteers are an important part of our program. The RTL is looking for volunteers to help us run the library. If you are interested in volunteering at the Tool Library, fill out our Volunteer Application and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you're interested. We have a variety of roles for any community member who is interested. We are looking, in particular, for volunteers with tool repair experience and staffers!
The Love Your Block & Richmond Tool Library Team are extremely grateful to:
Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 342
Northern California Contractor's Association
UC Master Gardeners of Contra Costa
Contra Costa Building and Construction Trades Council
B.A.C. Local 3 AFL/CIO
We could not have contacted those unions without the help of former Local 342 union president, Don Gosney! Thanks Don!