BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - Instead of buying tools you may only use once or twice, you can borrow them for as little as 20 dollars a year.
The University Heights Tool Library offers a low-cost way for individuals and community groups to improve the places they call home.
Tools range from screwdrivers and hammers to belt sanders and power saws. In order to borrow tools, you need to fill out an application and choose a membership level. There are three membership levels offered: tool belt, tool box and wheelbarrow. Tool belt allows five tools to be checked out at one time and costs $20 per year. Tool box allows you to have up to 25 tools at a time and costs $50 per year. Wheel barrow allows two people to check out tools, up to 50 at a time for $100 per year.
This program is open to Buffalo residents and people living in its surrounding suburbs, both homeowners and renters. This promotes sustainability, cooperation and collaboration.
In addition to offering tools, the library organizes to plant trees, rebuild facades of buildings and community cleanups.
The University Heights Tool Library is located at 5 W. Northrup Place in Buffalo, 14214. You can find more information here.