The Tool Lending Library has provided Berkeley residents with access to free home repair and maintenance tools for over 40 years. The collection has been expanded in recent years to include bike repair tools, as well as smartphone and tablet repair kits.
Berkeley Public Library chosen for CREI Initiative by State Library
The Library is committed to championing and demonstrating social and racial equity.
This February, the Library applied for and was awarded acceptance into the California Libraries Cultivating Race, Equity and Inclusion (CREI) Initiative, funded by a grant by the California State Library.
Through participation in this cohort program of the coming months, the Library will benefit from being a part of a network of California libraries dedicated to equity-based services and collections and who are actively developing staff training, equity tools and resources to help better serve our diverse communities.