The Tool Pool is a tool lending library facilitated by the Albany Recreation and Community Services Department. The Tool Pool is made possible by generous donations from Albany residents and the surrounding community. This tool lending concept allows Albany residents to utilize specific and sometimes hard to acquire tools for household maintenance. The Albany Tool Pool also has common tool such as: shovels, rakes, hammers, saws and harder to find items such as: orbital sanders and power drills.

Visit and look through the page's photo albums to see what tools are available to check out. To check out a tool, click the ‘send email’ button on the page to send an email to Brennen Brown, Tool Pool Coordinator. With the send email button you can reserve tools, ask questions, and coordinate tool pick ups. Before checking tools out, you will need to sign up for the Tool Pool in person at the Albany Community Center. A picture ID is required for in-person verification.

  • Tools are rented in one week increments, Wednesday to Wednesday, if a resident is unable to retrieve the tool on Wednesday. ALL TOOLS ARE DUE BACK ON THE FOLLOWING WEDNESDAY, NO EXCEPTIONS.  Tools can be dropped of before the Wednesday due date, but not after.
  • Once you have selected a tool from our library simply click the “send email” button to request the tool. 
  • You will receive an email or call (depending of your preference) to confirm the tool you have selected and when you can come and pick the tool up.
  • Once you have acquired the tool it is your responsibility, any broken or lost tools will be replaced or fix at the owners expense.
  • All rentals are due back by 5:00pm the following Wednesday, no exceptions. 
  • Some of the tools available are power tools. City of Albany does not assume any risk in association with personal injury or property damage when using tools from the Tool Pool. Each member must sign a liability waiver before any tools change hands.