10228 Fischer Pl. NE Seattle, WA 98125 neseattletoollibrary@gmail.com (206) 524-6062


We do have two classes that we require participation in, as a condition for check out of these items. Please note and leave time for these helpful offerings prior to coming in.

Chainsaw Safety Class
Held during our open hours when staff are available @ the Tool Library, Duration: 20-30 min. (mid-shift preferred)
There is $10 suggested donation for this class.

Pressure Washer Tips
Held when members check out a washer during open hours @ the Tool Library
There is a $10 suggested donation for all loans of this item (funds go to upkeep of the machines)

Workshop Safety & Certification


2-3 hrs, $25.00 suggested donation. Required to use the NESTL shop.

Nest Box Building Workshop

Seattle Audubon with Dave Wall and Dan McDougall-Treacy
Workshop: Wednesday April 8, 7:00-9:00pm
Location: Northeast Seattle Tool Library (10228 Fischer PL. NE, Seattle, WA 98125)
Cost: (Seattle Audubon) $35 members, $50 non-member (includes cost of materials)
Limit: 10 (Kids welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult.  All participants must register.)
Placing a next box in your yard, garden spot, or communal outdoor space is an excellent way to provide birds a safe place to raise their young, and offers you a glimpse into bird nesting behavior.  During this class we will discuss “why a box?” how to best deploy your box, and what to watch for when the birds show up.  We will also discuss the essential seasonal tasks of caring for and cleaning your nest box.

Each participant will then construct a next box, suitable for small songbird species (chickadee, wren), using provided premeasured and precut materials. No power tools will be used during class. Participants are welcome to bring their own materials if they have a particular design in mind, though this certainly is not expected or required. Children are welcome as long as they are accompanied by an adult, have registered for the class, and are able to manage the entire two-hour session. Appropriate for ALL levels of birders.

Past Classes: Sewing, Sharpening Garden Tools, Understanding Electricity, Manual Lawnmower Blade Sharpening.

Have an idea for a class you would like to see at the Tool Library? Let us know! Send us an email at neseattletoollibrary@gmail.com