Winter is a great time to work on inside projects around your home! If you don’t have the tools you need, don’t buy them – borrow them from the Modcon Living’s Tool Library for Franklin County residents.
Modcon Living’s Tool Library offers over 4,000 individual hand and power tools.
Tools can be borrowed for 1 or 7 days, depending on the type of tool, and a $5 late fee is charged per day thereafter. Borrowers are held responsible for broken or stolen tools.
You must be a homeowner, landlord, or tenant (with permission from a landlord) in the Columbus area to qualify for membership. There is a membership fee to help them keep the free tool rental program going – see member details here.
Special membership rates are available based on income eligibility. You may also borrow tools to work on non-profit projects in Columbus.
Tool Library Hours
Tuesday 12 PM – 6 PM
Wednesday 9 AM – 3 PM
Thursday 12 PM – 6 PM
Friday 9 AM – 3 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
The library is always accepting donations of used tools to add to their lending list. Check out their wish list if you wish to donate.
The organization also offers The Safe at Home program, which provides emergency home repairs and safety modifications to low-income senior and permanently disabled homeowners. Click here for details.
ModCon Living Tool Library
3840 E. 5th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43219
temporarily limited to Monday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Auto Zone’s Loan-A-Tool service also offers free tool rentals.
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Val Cannell says
It appears that they are temporarily closed to move locations. From the website:
In advance of our exciting move to our new 5th Avenue location, our Tool Library will be closing temporarily effective on November 9, with final tool loans issued on November 2. Visit our Events Page for the details or email Caroline at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ted Rudy says
I have been by twice during ‘open hours’ only to see the closed sign. What gives?
Val Cannell says
If you click on the link in the article that takes you to the tool library website, they should have a list of tools they need – or at least contact information to ask them what they’ll accept! https://www.modconliving.org/donate
Richard Jenkins says
I am wanting to donate tools but was wondering what you guys would accept. Thank you