Get reacquainted with the West Seattle Tool Library on Fix-It Wednesdays

Among the events on today’s WSB preview list – the weekly Fix-It Workshop at the West Seattle Tool Library. If you haven’t been to the tool library lately – or ever – this nonprofit would like to (re)introduce itself to you:

Do you have tools, small appliances, home electronics that are in need of repair? Get help from the knowledgeable tool librarians at the West Seattle Tool Library every Wednesday from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm. Use the tools and facilities of the shop and pick the librarians’ brains to get your damaged equipment back to work. Availability is first-come-first-served. The weekly Fix-It-Wednesday workshop is provided free of charge, though donations are appreciated!

What is a tool library?

A tool library is a type of Library of Things where you can find the tools you need for projects around your home and in your community. Tool libraries have a variety of power tools, hand tools, seasonal equipment, and more. The WSTL has over 3,000 tools! Tool libraries help to support the maker movement, sustainability, and community involvement.

What else does the West Seattle Tool Library offer?

The WSTL has librarians to help you select the right tool for the job, an on-site workshop for those projects that don’t fit in your space, and a laser engraver for cutting and engraving wood, cardboard, most plastics, leather, fabric and more!

The West Seattle Tool Library depends on donations from community members to provide this amazing resource. Check out the West Seattle Tool Library online or swing by for a visit and some inspiration.


West Seattle Tool Library
in Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
4408 Delridge Way SW

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The WS Tool Library was launched in 2010 with community donations, and as noted above, is still powered by them today.

4 Replies to "Get reacquainted with the West Seattle Tool Library on Fix-It Wednesdays"

  • Marina March 29, 2023 (4:13 pm)

    This place is awesome!!!

  • Ryan H March 30, 2023 (7:51 am)

    Agreed, this place is awesome, always happy to donate some $$ to keep them running every time I have a need for some unique or odd tool I certainly don’t need to buy! Hammer drill? Check…Hedge trimmer? Check…and various other things that might be needed once in a blue moon. Thank you WS Tool Library!

  • norskgirl March 30, 2023 (9:21 am)

    The Tool Library is a fantastic resource.  

  • clairdesol April 5, 2023 (6:33 pm)

    Thank you for letting me know about this place. What a tremendous resource right here in WS. They helped us take apart a small appliance so we could fix it. Thanks!

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