Iowa City's first Tool Library will have a Grand Reopening March 5 and 6 with a greatly expanded tool library!

Come check it out!


The Tool Library has a number of great tools to offer, including a pneumatic floor nailer, router, sanders, heat paint removers, shop vac, air compressor, drills, as well as more common hand tools.


You can view a complete list of our tools by clicking the link below.


Tool Library Inventory

How to Use It


Must be 18 years of age and a member of Friends of Historic Preservation to borrow tools. A basic $25 annual membership includes all the benefits of FHP, including access to the Tool Library.


Basic members can check out a tool for one week and may renew the tool for another week if no one has requested it. Master Builder, Architect, and Lifetime members are allowed to check out tools for two weeks.


Learn more about becoming a member.

Check Out Hours



Friday - Saturday 9-5

Sunday by appt.



We want to continue expanding the Tool Library! If you have tools that need a home, please consider donating them to help ensure that others are able to restore, repair, and preserve their homes in an affordable and environmentally friendly way.



2401 Scott Blvd

Iowa City, IA 52240


February Hours

Fri - Sat 9-5

 Hours may change weekly until March 2nd.