Donate to the OTL

Donate Tools

Do you have underused household tools that are cluttering up the basement, garden shed, or kitchen cupboards.

For tools with safety guard features, we request that they come equipped when you donate the tool. We aim to accept all quality donations and if we cannot utilize your donation as part of our inventory, we will make every effort to reuse or recycle it the best we see fit. 

Please drop off all portable tool donations during our opening hours where we will assess what we can accept.

We do NOT accept

  • Construction materials
  • Plumbing materials
  • Electrical materials and fixtures or parts and supplies
  • Propane or gas-powered tools
  • Cordless tools with batteries that no longer charge
  • Cordless tools with Ni-Cad batteries having less than 18 volt capacity

Donate Funds

Consider making a donation to the Ottawa Tool Library. As a registered non-profit, every dollar we raise goes back into our community space and success of our library. 

or mail a cheque made out to ‘Ottawa Tool Library’ to:

Ottawa Tool Library
250 City Centre, Bay #216
Ottawa, ON K1R 1C7

Tool Wish List

Below is a list of our most requested tools at the OTL. However, we welcome offers of a variety of tools in good/serviceable condition. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Hand tools

  • Arch punches
  • Button maker
  • Clamp meter
  • Electronic levels
  • Kreg pocket hole jig
  • Metal detector
  • Sharpening stones
  • Solder sucker
  • Wood burning tools

Power tools

  • Floor nailer (pneumatic)
  • Framing nailer (pneumatic)
  • Industrial sewing machine
  • Lapidary machine
  • Spindle sander

Kitchen tools

  • Canning equipment (e.g. pot, jar lifter, funnel, etc.)
  • Cider press

Lawn/Garden tools

  • Hand tamper
  • Ice chopper
  • Pressure washer