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Local Resource Awareness

Seattle REconomy is community focused and that includes spreading awareness about other useful resources available in our local community!

If you’re interested in learning more about our list of local contractors and businesses, please check out our Local Contractors and Businesses page!

Feel free to email us to suggest additional, local resources to add!

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Other Tool Libraries in the Puget Sound Region

Puget Sound is home to many tool libraries, so check these out if Seattle REconomy’s NE Seattle Tool Library and Shoreline Tool Library are too far from you! The libraries listed below are unaffiliated with Seattle REconomy and each are independently run nonprofits, meaning you will need an membership at a particular library to use that library. 

Tool Libraries Around Seattle

Tool Libraries Outside Seattle

Start Your own Tool Library!

We love hearing how grateful people are for discovering Seattle REconomy and want people to open more libraries of things in their home communities! Shareable is a resource for getting started.

Rental & Sharing Organizations

Tool libraries don’t always have very large, specialized and expensive tools for borrowing, but you can often rent them for a fraction of the price of buying the tool. There are also plenty of other organizations that support saving money and sharing!


There are a growing number of businesses saving good quality materials from being wasted in landfills. Types of materials these businesses sell can vary from range from furniture and appliances to tools and wood. You can find real gems, save items from going to the landfill and save yourself a lot of money!

Know How

These are organizations that help you learn different skills. We want to empower you with these resources, which hope to show you that you truly can Do It Yourself!

Energy & Environment

Learn more about the environment, ways to conserve energy and ways to rely on sustainable resources that reduce your environmental footprint while saving you money in the long term!

Recycling and Disposal

The last prong of reduce and reuse is recycle. Only recycle or send items to landfills if you (or someone else) can no longer use the items. Recycling can be complicated, so it is important to learn how to properly recycle each item so that it does not end up in a landfill (or injuring a sanitation worker). These resources can help you learn about safe and proper recycling and disposal.

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