Launched in 2005, Tool Shack, a tool lending library, supplies community groups with free access to tools. Groups can save the expense while completing beautification, garden installation, invasive species removal, and neighborhood improvement and maintenance projects.
View our full inventory of tools available for checkout to decide what you need for your next project. Tools are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Once you are ready to checkout tools, follow these simple steps:
- Read our guidelines
- Complete the Resource Request Form at least two weeks before project date to allow time for all requests to be processed
- We’ll confirm your reservation and pickup time
- Pick-up the tools at the Keep Austin Beautiful office at your pre-arranged time (pickups and returns are Monday through Friday by appointment only)
After your project, please clean all tools and return them to us at the pre-arranged time, complete the Report Form, and send photos to share your success.