New Year’s Resolution – RETURN LATE TOOLS!

Between now and January 31, 2019 you can return any of your way-too-late tools and pay no overdue fines!!

We know everybody forgets sometimes, and that’s OK, but the NE Seattle Tool Library depends on members returning tools so they’re available for everyone. That’s what our community is built on – trust, responsibility, and SHARING! So, in the spirit of solving a problem that’s gotten too big to ignore, we are having an AMNESTY period for returning tools with NO OVERDUE FINES!!  Unless, of course, you want start the New Year with a special warm feeling in your heart, and then you can donate whatever works for you to feel that and we’re happy to provide that opportunity.

So bring those tools on back any time between now and January 31, PAY NOTHING OR SOMETHING YOU CHOOSE, and make all our members start the New Year feeling good about starting with a clean slate and MORE TOOLS to do projects in 2019!!

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Holiday Hours

cabin You too can build a cabin like this!

The NESTL will be closed on Thursday, November 22nd in observance of Thanksgiving. We will be open on Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving.

NESTL will also be closed for the holiday week: Dec. 25th through January 1st. We will reopen on Thursday, January 3rd.  If you have any questions please send them to:

Happy Holidays!

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check TOOLS out…

RETURN tools!


Come on by when you can.
10228 Fischer Pl NE, Seattle, WA 98125  (round the back)

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The Time is Upon Us! We NEED your help!

MOVING Volunteers Needed!!  It’s happening! The Tool Library is in the final countdown for moving into the new space at the LaVilla Dairy building on May 19-20. We need volunteers to help over the next three weeks to finish getting the building ready for move-in. Work sessions will be supervised by NESTL Coordinators and Steering Committee members, so if you have light construction skills and a couple hours or a whole day or two to contribute, just show up any time during the following hours and we’ll put you to work and feed you snacks!

Prep Work at LaVilla Dairy – 10228 Fischer Pl NE
Saturday May 5 8 AM to 4 PM
Sunday May 6 12 noon to 6 PM
Tuesday May 8 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Saturday May 12 8 AM – 4 PM
Sunday May 13 12 noon – 6 PM
Tuesday May 15 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Moving Weekend
Humans and Trucks Needed at 2415 NE 80th!
We’ll need all hands and trucks on deck for moving STUFF!! Anyone with any skill level can help with this so come out for an hour or a day!


Work will happen at LaVilla this weekend as well (organizing and shelving), but check in at the current site on NE 80th to find out where you’re needed most!

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Soon!! (But not quite yet.)


 Friends of the NESTL!!! We have great news!! After a long search, we are now holding the keys to what will be the NEW LOCATION of the NE Seattle Tool Library.The move itself will take time but please BE AWARE: We are not moved in and will not be up and running at the new location for a little while yet. We are still open at our regular schedule at the original location.

Rest assured, we will let you know when we are fully moved in at the new spot.

Thanks again for all your support. If you have any interest in volunteering to help with the move send us an email, stop by the library, or visit the link:




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