The Maria Mongelluzzo Tool Lending Library is a new community resource provided by the Millvale Community Library. It is a collection of hand tools and power tools that can be checked out for one week at a time for free. To check out a tool you must first become a member of the Tool Lending Library. Becoming a member is free and easy. You must be 18 years of age or older, be a resident of Allegheny County, and have a valid Allegheny County Library card. If you meet these requirements then just bring your driver’s license/state ID and a utility bill/lease agreement to confirm your address to the Millvale Community Library. You will then fill out the member application, read and sign a few forms, and then you’re a member!
Members can check out up to 5 tools at a time during the Tool Lending Library’s open hours (Tuesdays, 6pm-8pm, Fridays, 10am-12pm and Saturdays, 10am-12pm). You can search for available tools using the library’s online catalog or look through the binder at the Millvale Community Library’s front desk. Tools must be returned to the Millvale Community Library’s circulation desk during normal hours. If tools are returned late a fine will be added to the member’s library card. Late fees for Basic hand tools will be charged $0.25 per tool each day overdue. Large/power tools will be charged $1.00 per tool each day overdue.
If you’d like to support the Tool Lending Library we need volunteers to staff the lending library so that we can hopefully expand the Tool Lending Library’s hours. You can also donate tools to the lending library. Specific tools we are still looking for include a table saw, lawnmower, pressure washer, air compressor, finish nailer, 18-20V cordless drill, right-angle drill or multi-tool, sliding compound miter saw, rototiller, sump pump, plumber’s snake, post hole digger, tiller, and car ramp set. You can also make financial donations to the Tool Lending Library to help us repair and improve our tool selection. Make checks out to Millvale Community Library: Tool Lending Library or donate with a credit card on our website, http://millvalelibrary.org/about