Discover the Ottawa Tool and 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 and power tools for your DIY projects around the home and garden. 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 find out more about this amazing resource, just in time for spring planting.

Come and see our vast inventory (1,600+ tools to lend) and find out how the tool library and the seed library can help you tackle the projects you want to accomplish. 


The Tool Library is co-located with Makerspace North, which is located in Bay 216 on the second level of 250 City Centre Ave, right above Art-Is-In Bakery.   It's a bit tricky to find, so we've included a map (below) showing our location within City Centre is below. We'll meet just inside the entrance of Makerspace North. 

The walk is indoors.

For those who need close access, a few parking spots are available on the second level of City Centre.  Take the ramp on the south side of the building up to the second level, and enter via Bay 216 “Makerspace North.”   There are stairs on the south end of the building to come up from the lower parking lot.  

Parking on the ground level is free but you need to register by putting your licence plate number in the system.

Tool Library Map

About the walk leader

Shelley Taylor is the project coordinator and community builder at the Ottawa Tool Library. Shelley organizes Repair Cafés, Maker Days, and Community Nights and loves talking about the many ways in which the OTL makes Ottawa a better place to live.

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


Shelley Taylor and Bettina Vollmerhausen

Date:Sat May 5, 2018
Time:2:30 PM
Duration: 1 hour
Language: English
Start:Makerspace North, <p>............................City Centre, Bay 216
Area:Lebreton Flats
Distance:0.0 kms

The OTL is wheelchair accessible.

The loans desk at the Ottawa Tool Library.
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