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The Carlisle Tool Library is empowering the community by making tools, shop space, and expertise available to everyone. It’s like a book library – you borrow the tools you need and return them when you’re finished. There are no rental fees – you make a yearly contribution and get access, plain and simple.

Our objective is to empower you to take mechanical problems into your own hands. Learn how to fix appliances, build birdhouses, or replace a doorknob. We have the tools, the space, and the resources you need to make your own projects happen. Use the resources of your community to build the things you’ve always wanted to build – it’s cheaper than renting!

We serve residents of Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin Franklin, Perry, and York Counties.

In 2023 we simplified our Memberships. We now offer a Pay-What-You-Can Annual Membership which is going to be our only membership moving forward.  

Community effort makes projects like the Carlisle Tool Library possible. If you want to volunteer your time or donate tools, please reach out!  

Library Hours :

Monday : 4-7 PM Friday : 4-7PM
Tuesday : Closed Saturday : 9AM - 3PM
Wednesday : CLOSED Sunday : CLOSED
Thursday : 4-7PM


Open workshop hours are Thursdays from 5-7PM and Saturdays from 9AM-3PM.

Bike repair volunteers are available on Thursdays from 5-7PM.

We are closed on the weekends of all major holidays. 

Stop by, sign up, and browse our collection of tools! To sign up bring us a government issued ID, proof of residency, and a form of payment.  We hope to see you around the shop!