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The Ottawa Tool Library is Ottawa’s volunteer-run, member-funded tool lending library where you can borrow tools, learn new skills, and find space to work on your next project.

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Become a Member

Become a member to gain access to our entire inventory of over 2,000 hand and power tools, expert advice, discounts on workshops and more!

  • Save money
  • Reclaim Space
  • Live Sustainably
  • Find Community

Plus discounts for students and memberships for households and small organizations, too.

Find Space

Our well-equipped and dedicated OTL WorkSpace has all of the bench and floor tools to tackle your next personal project. Find space »

Browse Our Inventory

Our inventory of over 2,000 hand and power tools includes the tools you need to tackle your next reno or personal project. Browse »

Fix Your Stuff

Repair textiles, small appliances, kids toys and more with support from our expert fixers at our Repair Cafés.

Learn New Skills

The OTL has a variety of workshops and events for beginners to build confidence and create functional, every day objects. Discover events »

Buy Used Tools

Sometimes it’s useful to own a few tools. You can buy inspected and refurbished tools in our OTL Webstore. Shop now »

Get Involved

Volunteer with us lending and fixing tools, grant-writing, marketing, content creation, and more. Learn more »

Donate Tools or Funds

The OTL relies on community support to sustain us and keep memberships affordable. Donated tools are added to our inventory or sold, with all funds supporting our mission. Donate »