I think that this is one of the greatest ideas in a long time. The Tool Library is exactly what it sounds like, if you need a tool, you can borrow it--just as you would like a book at the library.

You know, too--life is so much easier when you have the right tools and an initiative like this promotes home improvement projects and fixing up neighborhoods in Buffalo communities.

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The Tool Library in Buffalo is located at 5 W Northrup Pl, Buffalo, NY 14214.

Here's how it works:

Who can borrow the tools?
Anyone in Western New York can go and borrow tools, whether homeowner, or renter.

You just have to get signed up (think library card, but tool card)

You will need:

-Valid driver’s license or photo I.D.
-Piece of mail (to verify residency)
-Signed membership app. and waiver
-Annual membership fee
-2 references with contact information

How long can you have the tools for?

Most are 5 days long before you need to bring them back.

What kind of tools can you rent?

There are over 3,000 tools that you can borrow from that range from shovels to power tools.

You can get involved too, by either donating tools or volunteering for certain projects that need help around Western New York as well.