Temple Tool Library helps residents love where they live

The City of Temple’s Tool Library is ready to help residents take pride in their neighborhoods by tackling those outstanding home improvement projects.

Residents are able to check out tools for a one-time use for a project, or check out lawn mowers and other equipment to keep their property maintained as often as they would like.

“The City of Temple Tool Library has been an invaluable resource for many residents wanting to maintain their yards, do small projects to the interior of their homes, or complete large remodeling projects,” said Teresa Stockton of the city’s Housing and Community Development Department. “”

City of Temple residents age 18 and over can use their Temple Public Library card to check out tools for free. The Tool Library, however, is not located at the Temple Public Library, but at the Historic Post Office, 101 N. Main St.

Residents must fill out an application, show proof of residency and sign a liability waiver. Currently, all Tool Library operations are being conducted by appointment only to adhere to health and safety regulations. Tools are disinfected between uses.

“We ask that any resident who wants to take advantage of the Tool Library call to reserve items needed by noon and tools will be ready for pickup the next business day,” Transform Temple Director Buford Craig said.

To schedule an appointment, call 254-298-5670. Once tools are available to pick up, residents can go to the loading dock behind the Historic Post Office and ring the doorbell.

Tools can be borrowed for up to 7 days. Fees will apply for tools returned late or damaged.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit templetx.gov/toollibrary.