The Tool Lending Library provides an opportunity for all homeowners to borrow the tools necessary to repair or beautify their own homes.

About the Tool Lending Library

At Habitat for Humanity, our mission is to make affordable homeownership possible.  Our Tool Library allows low-income homeowners to borrow tools to repair or improve their homes. A membership gets you access to more than 400 tools for home maintenance, renovation, lawn, garden, DIY projects, woodworking, metalworking, and more for a full 365 days. Renting or owning tools can be very costly.  If you have the skills to do a project yourself, we can help make that project more affordable. The membership fee is $200/year. Discounted memberships can be as low as $25 based on income qualifications.

Interested in borrowing a tool?

We have over 400 to choose from for you to maintain, repair, and improve your home. Our selection ranges from saws, drills, and mowers to paint sprayers, ladders, and even concrete mixers. Scroll down to read our policies and then download the application or pick up a copy at our E. Euclid ReStore. You will then need to bring your completed application to our E. Euclid ReStore, located at 2200 E. Euclid Ave. in Des Moines. Membership will allow you to check out any of the tools we have in stock, so apply today!

 

Tool Questions? Shoot us an email at tools@gdmhabitat.org or give us a call at (515) 309-0224
Current Tool List

Apply

Once you have downloaded and filled out your application, you will need to bring a photo ID when you submit your application in person at the East Euclid ReStore (2200 E. Euclid Ave., Des Moines, IA, 50317).

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More Information

  • Tools are loaned for 3 days at a time.
  • Tools are loaned based on an annual membership fee rather than a per-tool rental.
  • We operate on a sliding-scale based on income. The membership fee is $200/year. Discounted memberships can be as low as $25 based on income qualifications.
  • Memberships are currently available to individual homeowners. Homeownership will be verified using the County Assessor’s website. Memberships cannot be issued to landlords, renters, contractors, or individuals for trade.
  • There is a $5 fee per day for tools returned late.
  • A cleaning fee of at least $20 will be assessed for tools that are returned without being cleaned properly.

GDM Habitat for Humanity

2200 E. Euclid Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa 50317

515-471-8686

Office Hours
Mon – Fri: 8:00am – 4:00pm

East Euclid ReStore

2200 E. Euclid Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa 50317

515-309-0224

Store Hours
Mon. – Sat. 9:00am – 6:00pm

Urbandale ReStore

4033 NW Urbandale Dr.
Urbandale, Iowa 50322

515-309-0224

Store Hours
Mon. – Sat. 9:00am – 6:00pm