Tool Lending Library

The Tool Lending Library provides an opportunity for homeowners to become a member and borrow the tools necessary to repair or beautify their own homes.

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Tool Lending Library

Interested in borrowing a tool? We have over 300 to choose from for you to maintain, repair, and improve your home. Our selection ranges from saws, drills, and mowers to paint sprayers, ladders, and even concrete mixers. Scroll down to read our policies and then download the application. (Since we ask for more personal information, you’ll have to apply in-person.) Membership will allow you to check out any of the tools we have in stock so apply today.

Tool List | 2016

*Please note that the Tool Lending Library is located at the East Euclid ReStore*

tool questions?

Shoot us an email at restore@gdmhabitat.org or give us a call at (515) 309-0224

More Information

Tools are loaned based on an annual membership fee rather than a per-tool rental.

We operate on a sliding-scale based on income. The membership fee is $200/year. Discounted memberships can be as low as $25 based on family size and income qualifications. Proof of income is required for a discounted membership when you submit the application.

Memberships are currently available to individual homeowners. Homeownership will be verified using the County Assessor’s website. Memberships can not be issued to landlords, renters, contractors, or individuals for trade.

  • Once you have downloaded and filled out your application, you will need to bring a copy of a current utility bill when you submit your application in person at the East Euclid ReStore (2200 E. Euclid Ave., Des Moines, IA). If applying for a discounted membership, you will also need to provide a copy of the first page of last year’s tax return.
  • Tools are loaned for 3 days at a time.

A deposit of up to $100 is required at the time the tool is loaned. Your deposit will be refunded when the tool is returned in clean working condition.

  • There is a $10 fee per day for tools returned late.
  • There is a $20 fee if the tool is not cleaned properly.
  • Tools are loaned on a first-come-first-served-basis. 
    You may call ahead to see if a tool is available, but, unfortunately we cannot reserve it for you.

family stories

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Tem & Lia

“This is our house, this is our home and it will make our lives better. We are thankful for Habitat in helping us buy a house.”

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Sai

“As a homeowner, I will feel confidence. I will be powerful. I will be able to take care of my kids and help them be successful.”

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