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want to borrow tools? become a member

Here's how to get your SKTL membership.

Interested in borrowing tools from South King Tool Library? It's easy and open to anyone 18 years or over, for households, small businesses, service groups and more. Becoming a member is easier than getting a traditional library card. Give it a try - SIGN UP TO BORROW TOOLS!

Want to peruse our tools? VIEW SKTL TOOL INVENTORY. If you don't see what you need, contact us at 253-237-2290 or

Once you have registered as a member, choose the donation amount that's right for you. You may donate online while signed into your member account, or DONATE BY MAIL​.

*If you can't make a donation right now, that's okay. Donations aren't required, but they are how we keep in operation.  The suggested donation levels begin at just $25 a year.


IMPORTANT:  You must complete your membership application and signed waiver acknowledgement before you arrange tool checkout.

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You're ready to borrow tools! Now what?

Due to Washington State social distancing guidelines, we have adjusted our open hours and tool lending protocol:


1. SIGN IN TO YOUR SKTL ACCOUNT, select tools from the inventory, choose pick up

    and return days and checkout. If you don't see what you are looking for, contact us at

    253-237-2290 or We have lots of tools that are not in the

    inventory system yet.

2. Once SKTL contacts you to verify the details, you're all set. FIND US ON THE MAP

3. Arrive at SKTL during your pick up time slot and we'll bring your order to your car.

4. When it's time to return your tools, come on back during your return time slot and we'll

    unload your tools from your car.



Mondays 11 AM - 1 PM | Wednesdays 4 - 6 PM | Saturdays 11 AM - 1 PM

Have tools to donate?

Our inventory is always expanding as we accept, test and input new tool donations. If you want to see what's available before becoming a member, take a look at our CURRENT INVENTORY.

Do you have tools to donate? EMAIL US! Here's some guidance:

ACCEPTED: Seasonal or specialty tools, pressure washers, ladders, sanders, reciprocating saws (sawzalls), cement mixers, auger, log splitters, bits and blades, buckets, safety equipment, tool boxes, organizational supplies, pressure treated or construction grade lumber, tools that are clean, gently used or like new, have all their parts and work

NOT CURRENTLY NEEDED: Corded lawn mowers,string trimmers, edgers, large air compressors,manual spreaders, manual lawn mower, jack stands, jig saws, skil saws, drills, consumables like nails, screws, bolts, washers, nuts, wire, and anything big or bulky

NEVER ACCEPTED: Anything gas powered, broken, leaking or missing the parts or power supplies. Building supplies like paint and hardware can go to Habitat for Humanity.

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