Oakland tool library cater to DIYers

From The East Bay Times

” Tucked in the back of the Temescal Branch Library, down a short flight of stairs to the basement, is a do-it-yourselfer’s dream: tools everywhere, labeled and hung neatly on the walls and in bins and drawers, and any of them can be borrowed for free.Oakland’s Tool Lending Library has grown from an inventory of 325 tools when it opened in 2000 to more than 5,000 it now has available to loan out. Every nook and cranny of the small four-room library is stuffed with tools. Even more garden tools are housed in a storage shed.Last Saturday afternoon, a steady stream of patrons came through the door, picking up tools and asking for advice.”