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The West Philly Tool Library

As PSFK reported earlier this year, tool library’s are becoming a valuable resource for people who don’t have the space to keep a bunch of...

Dan Gould
Dan Gould on September 16, 2008.

As PSFK reported earlier this year, tool library’s are becoming a valuable resource for people who don’t have the space to keep a bunch of tools around, much less the everyday need to use something like a power sander.  Following in the footsteps of Berkeley’s Tool Lending Library and Menlo Park’s TechShop, is The West Philly Tool Library.

It’s home to a collection of some 350+ tools that members can check out to do yard work, home improvements, or to work on personal projects. The catalog of stuff includes almost anything you would need: angle grinders, sledgehammers, paint brushes, weed wackers, ladders, and so on. Astonishingly annual membership is only $20, or $200 for a lifetime of tool rentals.

West Philly Tool Library

[via Marginal Revolution]

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Dan is an information omnivore, autodidact and creative generalist who has written for publications including the Huffington Post, Jaunted, PSFK.com and Time/CNN. Dan has also provided commentary on trends for media outlets such as Wired and Parade magazine.

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