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Chicago Tool Library

Chicago Tool Library Information


4015 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL 60624


North Lawndale


Our mission:
to provide equitable access to tools, equipment, and information to allow all Chicagoans to learn, share, and create.

The Chicago Tool Library opened in fall of 2019. Located in the West Garfield Park neighborhood of Chicago, our non-profit lending library houses thousands of items that range from basic hand tools and table saws to ice cream makers and camping equipment.

We are a forward-thinking organization hoping to help our city reshape its relationship to ownership, consumption, and creativity.

The Chicago Tool Library is a close partner of Could Be Design, and their CAB 5 project, It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Toolshed, was relocated there after the close of the Chicago Sukkah Design Festival.


Wednesday-Thursday: 4:00 PM-8:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

Image: Chicago Tool Library by Cory Dewald

Participants at this venue

Participants Country
Could Be Design Chicago, United States
The City is the Site