Name: Bettina Vollmerhausen & Karen Moore
Date: May 07, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM
Duration: 1.0 hr
Language: English
Start: Makerspace North, 250 City Centre Ave. second level, Bay 216
End: Makerspace North
Area: Centretown
Distance: 1.0 km

The OTL is wheelchair accessible.

Discover the Ottawa Tool Library & the Seed Library



Photo:  The loans desk at the Ottawa Tool Library

The Ottawa Tool Library (OTL) is part of the exploding 'sharing economy' which provides city dwellers access to tools that they might not otherwise have access to, can't afford, or simply do not want to purchase for themselves. 

The tool library lends out hand tools, power tools, garden tools, and kitchen tools. Find out how the tool library with its low-cost membership fee eliminates the barrier to inclusion, making it a community hub where people can share their resources whether that means tools, time, space, skills, or ideas, so that everyone becomes more inspired, productive, and empowered. 

The tool library now also hosts Ottawa’s first Seed Library and you will also meet Seed Librarian Karen Moore from the Ottawa Horticultural Society who has set up this amazing resource, just in time for spring planting. 

Come and see our vast inventory (1,000+) and find out how the tool library and the seed library can help you tackle the projects you want to accomplish. 


We will be walking around Makerspace North and the Tool Library.  The walk is indoors.

The Ottawa Tool Library is located in Makerspace North on the second level of City Centre, right above Art-Is-In Bakery.  

For those who need close access, a few parking spots are available on the second level of 250 City Centre. Take the ramp on the south side of the building up to the second level, and enter via Bay 216 “Makerspace North.”   Local map below. 

Tool Library Map


Bettina Vollmerhausen, a co-founder of OTL, is a keen community connector with a dedication to sustainability and social innovation. She aspires to put tools and skills within everyone’s reach. 

Karen Moore, Seed Librarian, is an avid gardener who is excited to share her knowledge about seeds and planting. 

You can find out more about the Ottawa Tool Library on their website.