Los Angeles County Libraries Lend Tools to Community – NBC Los Angeles

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What there is to know

  • Tool loans are offered at five of LA County’s libraries, including branches in Compton, Lancaster, Norwalk, Rosemead and San Fernando.
  • Inventory available to check out includes hammers, wrenches, electrical cords, kitchen utensils, sewing machines, garden tools, power tools and more.
  • To borrow a tool through the Tool Loaner Program, you must be at least 18 years old and have an LA County Library System card.

Do you have repairs to make at home, but you don’t have the necessary tools to do the job?

The Los Angeles County Library can help with its Tool Lending Library Program.

The Tool Lending Library, which opened on May 3, provides the community with the ability to borrow tools and crafts at no cost.

Tool loans are offered at five of LA County’s libraries, including the Compton, Lancaster, norwalk, Mead and St. Fernando branches.

Inventory includes hammers, wrenches, electrical cords, kitchen utensils, sewing machines, gardening tools, power tools, and more, but available tools vary by participating library.

To borrow a tool through the Tool Loaner Program, you must be at least 18 years old and have an LA County Library System card.

Up to six tools can be borrowed at a time, but only two of them can be power tools. Tools cannot be sent to another library for pickup, and they must be returned in person to the library where the loan was requested.

The duration of the loan is 7 days, without the possibility of renewal. Tools should not be placed in book return boxes.

For more information on the program and tool availability, including a catalog of available tools, Click here.

This story was translated from our sister station, Telemundo 52. Para leer en español, Click here.

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