The Tool Library provides residents with the necessary resources for home repairs and modifications through a no-cost membership. This is a concept similar to that of a book library, but instead of books, we lend tools!
Any Temple resident over the age of 18 with a valid Temple Public Library Card is welcome to use the Tool Library. Members are required to fill out a membership application, sign a liability waiver, and present a government-issued ID.
How to Borrow Tools
Please bring your Temple Public Library card and picture ID every time you borrow tools for verification purposes.
If you want to inquire on whether we have a specific tool, feel free to call our office at 254-298-5670.
To ensure a reservation of a tool(s) you must contact our office with an at least 24-hr lead time. If you require assistance with loading/unloading the tools please let us know while making your reservation as those will need to be scheduled based on staff availability. In general, tools requested before noon the day prior will be available for pick-up as early as the following morning at our office. *Please note items not picked up within a day of the requested date will be returned to the library and will require a subsequent request to be loaned out.*
Tools can be borrowed for up to 7 days. Fees will apply for not returning tools on due date or for damages. Please refer to our Tool Library Policies for complete details.
The Temple Tool Library Policies must be submitted below before you will be allowed to rent a tool. The form can be found below on the next tab.
Tool Library Policies
TEMPLE TOOL LIBRARY PURPOSETo build a stronger, safer and more stable community by empowering our residents to maintain and improve their homes.
WHAT WE DOThe Tool Library provides residents with necessary resources for home repairs and modifications through a no-cost membership. This is a concept similar to a book library, but instead of lending books, we lend tools. By providing accessibility to quality and costly tools, the Tool Library gives ALL Temple residents the opportunity to repair, enhance
and beautify their homes, allowing them to maintain a sense of independence and dignity.