As a precautionary measure to help “flatten the curve” of Coronavirus and protect the safety of our volunteers, members and staff, we have decided to close our Tool Library for the time being. All current tool rentals will be extended and late fees waived. We are monitoring the situation and will let you know when the time comes to re-open. We appreciate your understanding and support. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. Stay safe and well!
Tools available to borrow or rent!
We have a wide selection of all kinds of tools, from table saws to jackhammers to pressure washers and more, so borrowing a tool from us is a great alternative to buying it or renting it from a big box store. Check out our freshly updated Online Inventory
The Tool Library is located behind the Matthew 25 office at 201 3rd Ave SW. Enter at the back door off the alley at 2nd Street.
The Matthew 25 Tool Library is a collection of tools and 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 back, with our most popular tools! We still have lots of tools getting updated, so if you don’t see something you’re looking for please ask.
Who Can Use the Tool Library?
Affordable tool rentals are available to anyone 18-years-old or older. We strive to be the most affordable option for quality tools. Free memberships are available for income qualified households.
Small tools and hand tools are free for members, and larger more expensive tools have a low daily fee. Tool rentals can be as short as a day, and reservations can be made online. Tools need to be returned as soon as you are finished with them so we can get them back into circulation. Some safety training is available,
Late fee is $1 per day on top of the daily rental fee.
Monthly and annual memberships are available to individuals and organizations for $15/mo. Income qualified households may be eligible for free membership.
Employer-based discounts may be 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.
Donations may be dropped off between 2pm and 6pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, or between 9am and 12pm on Saturdays. Call 319-362-2214 to make an appointment for large donation pick-ups.
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.
The Matthew 25 Tool Library is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
201 Third Ave. SW, Cedar Rapids
(enter from the alley around the back of the Matthew 25 building)