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*Richmond Tool Library will re-open on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 1:00 P.M.*

You must call 510-620-5546 to make an appointment with us prior to visiting the Tool Library. Patrons will be turned away at the door if there is no appointment made. *Please do NOT come to the Tool Library unless staff has verbally confirmed your appointment* We will begin to take calls for appointments on Monday, May 10, 2021 from 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. for 20-minute slots beginning Wednesday, May 12, 2021 from 1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. Appointments will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. 

  1. Only one person will be allowed in the Tool Library and building at once, social-distancing and wearing a mask is required.
  2. All patrons (existing and new) will need to re-confirm Richmond residency as indicated in the registration process by bringing in a proof of residency dated in the last 60 days and photo ID.
  3. No reservations on tools--you can call in to check inventory but no reservations on tools will be made.
  4. Hours of operation are limited and subject to change as we begin to carry out more in-person programming at our site.


The Richmond Tool Library is a free service that lends tools to Richmond residents with the goal of providing opportunities to be self-sufficient, to take agency over their neighborhoods, and to work towards a more sustainable Richmond, California.


Together we will build a sense of community by working collaboratively with neighbors on revitalization projects and by joining forces with the city partners towards a shared vision. Through this resource we will reinforce local resilience and collective ownership of this beautiful city by the Bay.

Richmond Department of Community Services
3230 Macdonald Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804

HOURS (beginning Wednesday, May, 2021)
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 1pm - 5pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed


Tool Library (call to make appointment during open hours)

Guadalupe Morales
(510) 620-6553

Volunteer at the Richmond Tool Library

From the beginning, the Richmond Tool Library has always had the spirit of volunteerism at its core. Volunteers are an important part of our program. The RTL is looking for volunteers to help us run the library. If you are interested in volunteering at the Tool Library, fill out our Volunteer Application and email us at toollib@ci.richmond.ca.us to let us know you're interested. We have a variety of roles for any community member who is interested. We are looking, in particular, for volunteers with tool repair experience and staffers!

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The Love Your Block & Richmond Tool Library Team are extremely grateful to: 

Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 342

Northern California Contractor's Association

UC Master Gardeners of Contra Costa

Contra Costa Building and Construction Trades Council

B.A.C. Local 3 AFL/CIO


We could not have contacted those unions without the help of former Local 342 union president, Don Gosney! Thanks Don!