Ozarkansas Tool Library

The Ozarkansas Tool Library

The Ozarkansas Tool Library is a partnership between Feed Communities and Fayetteville Public Library that allows residents to borrow tools for gardening and home improvement projects.

What You Need

Patrons need a Fayetteville Public Library card in good standing to borrow tools. Additionally, the library will only check out tools to patrons age 18 and older.

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How to Check Tools Out

To check out tools from the Ozarkansas Tool Library, visit the circulation desk at Fayetteville Public Library, where staff will assist you in checking out a tool. The tool will then need to be picked up at the Feed Communities building located at 221 South Locust Avenue southeast of the library. Tools will be available for pickup on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon and on Fridays from noon to 3 p.m. You can also schedule an appointment by calling Feed Communities at (479) 966-4790. Tools check out for 7 days starting from the day you receive your receipt from the library. If, for any reason, you cannot pick up the tool you have checked out, please call the library at (479) 856-7113.

Late fees for tools are $1 per day. Borrowers are responsible for any lost, damaged, or stolen tools.

Some tools require an appointment for checkout. To arrange an appointment, call Feed Communities at (479) 966-4790.

How to Donate

Feed Communities is currently accepting donations of new or gently-used tools for the library. Suggested donations include:

• Hand tools, like hammers, saws, and screwdrivers
• Gardening tools, like rakes, hoes, and spades
• Power tools, like circular saws, drills, and shop vacs

You can donate tools at the Feed Communities building located at 221 South Locust Avenue on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Feed Communities will also accept donations at their table at the Fayetteville Farmers' Market throughout the month of April.


If you have any questions about the Ozarkansas Tool Library, contact tool library coordinator Adam Riley at 305.923.7681.

Spring Classes

Space is limited for all classes. Reserve a place by calling 479-308-4896.

Build a Bird House

Saturday, January 14, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Learn how to build a bird house for your garden! This class will cover the safe use of basic power and hand tools. We will talk about common garden birds and proper placement of your new bird house. A material fee of $5 is required.

Build a Raised Bed Garden

Saturday, February 18, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Start your garden season with a new cedar raised bed garden box. In this class, you will learn fundamental use of power tools and construction. We will cover gardening basics and talk about proper placement of your new raised bed. A material fee of $15 is required.

Power Tools Basics

Saturday, March 18, 9 a.m. to noon

Want to learn how to use a drill? A power saw? A motorized tiller? Join us for this informal class, where you can raid the tool library and learn fundamental safe usage of any of our power tools. We will cover safe and effective methods for making and using power tools. This class is free to attend.

See the Collection

You can find tools that are available for checkout in our catalog using the link below: