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Keep Austin Beautiful values the health and safety of our volunteers, neighbors, and staff. Therefore, in accordance with the recommendations of Austin Public Health and the  COVID-19 Risk-Based Guidelines, Tool Shack has been suspended until further notice.


Our Tool Shack lending library supplies community groups with free access to tools! Groups can save the expense while completing many types of community-coordinated projects, such as garden installation, neighborhood improvement, maintenance, and beautification.

View our full inventory of tools available for checkout (see list of things to update below) 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 on tool use and liability– see updates below
  • Complete the Resource Request Form at least two weeks before project date to allow time for all requests to be processed. Your reservation and pick up time will be confirmed within 48 business hours.
  • Pick-up the tools at the Keep Austin Beautiful office at your pre-arranged time, Monday through Friday between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
  • Borrower will be responsible for any missing or damaged tools (other than normal wear and tear)

After your project, please clean all tools, return them at the prearranged time, and complete the Report Form.

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