The Matthew 25 Tool Library is a collection of tools and miscellaneous supplies made available to community members and organizations to maintain and improve their homes, gardens and communities.
Get affordable access to tools for your home, garden, and maintenance projects through the Matthew 25 Tool Library. You’ll find everything from drywall jacks to ladders, saws to rakes, pliers to tile saws. We also have a comprehensive library of home improvement books.
Our online inventory is going through maintenance right now, but will be back up and improved for 2019.
Who Can Use the Tool Library?
The Matthew 25 Tool Library is available to anyone 18-years-old or older.
Most tools can be rented for seven days and reserved online. Tools need to be returned as soon as you are finished with them. Staff will train you on how to use tools before you take them home.
You may renew borrowed items as long as there is not a waiting list.
Late fee is $1 per day.
Tool Library membership Tool library memberships are based on income and family size.
- Free membership for low income households!
- Monthly membership $15 recurring
- Organizational Annual: $180 for 3 users; $50 each additional user
Fill out our application now [PDF] to become a member.
Employer-based discounts are available, call 319-362-2214 for details.
Donate Tools & Books
Donate your new and used tools, home improvement books, and project books to the Matthew 25 Tool Library.
We are happy to receive donations and in some cases are able to help clean out shops when people are downsizing or moving. Donations are tax deductible.
Drop-off items daily between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., or call 319-362-2214 to make an appointment. Give us a call to pick up large donations.
If there are items that the library can use, we add them to the collection, otherwise they become part of the tool sale, which helps support the repair and purchase of tools. Marked items are available to purchase during Tool Library hours.