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.
Come in or check our online inventory to find the right tool for your project.
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 memberships are based on income and family size. They range from $48 to $180 per year.
- Individual Weekly: $10
- Individual Annual: $48-$180
- Organizational Event: $25 for hand tools or $50 for power tools
- Organizational Annual: $180 for 3 users; $50 each additional
- Some high cost items have an additional daily fee of $5.
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.
Maintenance and Tool Technician
The Maintenance and Tool Technician is responsible for cleaning and maintenance at Matthew 25 properties as well as managing and staffing the Matthew 25 Tool Library. The Maintenance and Tool Technician cleans, troubleshoots, performs minor repairs; implements setup and takedown for a wide variety of events; works closely with other employees and volunteers; and resolves problems to ensure efficient and safe operations.