Another Green Idea: The Denver Tool Library

By Idelle, April 24, 2015

What a neat idea! Rather than buying every tool for every project, people in Denver can borrow tools from The Denver Tool Library at 555 Santa Fe Drive. While there is a yearly membership of $80, this is a good investment if you are a frequent tool user but don’t have the funds or the room to purchase and store every tool needed.

Denver Green DesignerAbove photo and info from Camilla Sterne‘s article in 5280 Magazine »

Sarah Steiner is the driving force behind Denver Tool Library, using volunteers to renovate the 1,000 square-foot space on Santa Fe and putting together the initial inventory of 1,409 wrenches, clamps, drills, shovels, handheld and electric saws, and bike tools.  With a successful IndieGoGo campaign raising $22,976 this past December, and a lot of public support, including 1,271 handheld tools donated by Tactix, a bike station courtesy of Velowood Cyclery, and lots of other donations from the community, the Tool Library opened on April 4th to the community.

The Denver Tool Library hours are:
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 3 pm to 7 pm
Saturdays and Sundays: 10 am to 2 pm
Borrowed tools are due for return after two business days.

Want to help? If you  have an extra tool or two in your garage, visit DTL’s wish list to see what they’re still looking for, and help make the Denver Tool Library a Denver main-stay.