Tool Library

Tool Library Hours:
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday:
9:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.
Thursday: 12:00 P.M.-6:00 P.M.
Saturday: 8:30 A.M.-11:30 A.M.

RTCO Tool Library Contact Information
2771 E. 4th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43219
Phone: (614) 258-6392
Fax: (614) 252-2593

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The RTCO Tool Library offers over 200 different types of tools and over 5,o00 individual hand and power tools.

Loans to Individuals and Non-Profit Organizations
The library loans tools to individuals and to non-profit organizations. Tools are loaned for periods of 1 or 7 days, depending on the tool.

There is a $2 maintenance fee for gasoline powered tools.  If a member returns a tool late, overdue fees will apply.

Floor Sanders are now income-restricted and require a special reservation process. Please see instructions and income guidelines.

To Qualify for Membership
We have made every effort to meet the needs of our members, but we are losing ground. If we continue to grow at this rate, we won’t be able to keep up the quality of product and service our members have come to know and appreciate.

We need to be able to provide enough safe tools to meet the demand.We are asking you, our members and thoughtful stewards to lead the charge and help us keep our doors open by paying a modest annual membership fee.

To qualify for membership, you must live within Franklin County and either be a homeowner or have the written permission of your property owner.

More information about membership fees starting January 2016 is available here

Non-profit organizations who are working on service projects in Franklin County may also borrow tools from the Tool Library.

How to Submit Applications
Tool Library applications are available by clicking the links at the top of the page and there are printed copies at the Tool Library.  You may submit your application in several ways:

  • Scan and email to:
  • By Fax: 614-252-2593
  • By Mail: Rebuilding Together Central Ohio, 2771 E. 4th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43219
  • In person: During any of our open hours

It takes at least one week to process a completed application.

How to Borrow Tools
Please bring your picture ID every time you borrow.  We do not accept reservations for tools for individuals.

If you want to make sure we have a specific tool before coming to us, you are always welcome to call first to see if we have the tool here.

Nonprofit members can reserve tools for volunteer events by emailing their tool request, at least two weeks before the event, to

Tool Library Items, Loan Periods, and Policies