Welcome to the University Heights Tool Library

Holiday Hours

Upcoming Projects

The Tool Library has embarked on three large-scale community development projects in partnership with organizations from across University District. Visit our project page and learn how you can get involved!

ReTree the District

The Tool Library has embarked on an exciting new project with partners from across the University District. Our goal is to plant 1,000 trees over the next two years.

Download the full project proposal and visit our projects section to learn how you can help!

Nickel City Indie Market - Right in the Heights

Join the Nickel City Indie Market EVERY FOURTH FRIDAY from 6-10PM at our Community Space at 9 W. Northrup Place (right next to the Tool Library).

Nickel City Indie Market is a group of local artisans and crafters with skills and talents ranging from jewelry making, book making, and textiles to metalworking, painting, and handmade soaps and lotions.

Buy local and check out the Community Space, available for use by anyone in the community!

Revised Hours of Operation!

Did you know the Tool Library is staffed entirely by volunteers?

If you are interested in volunteering a few hours of your time please email, call, stop in or fill out the volunteer application on our website and we’d be happy to work something out!

A Year in Review

Did you know the Tool Library does more than just loan out tools? Check out our annual report to see some of the projects we've worked on in the community.

Got an idea or project you'd like to see implemented in your neighborhood? Let us help you get it off the ground!

Collaborative Home Page Buffalo Tool Library Sponsors Links Membership Application



Mon: 10:00AM - 2:00PM &
5:30PM - 7:30PM
Tue: 10:00AM - 2:30PM
Wed: 10:00AM - 2:00PM &
5:00PM - 7:00PM
Thurs: 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Fri: 3:30PM - 6:30PM
Sat - Sun: 10:00AM - 2:00PM


Address: 5 W. Northrup Place
Phone: (716) 510-1745
Email: uhtl@ourheights.org

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How To Help:

The tool library is always looking for creative ways to partner with area businesses and residents. If you would be interested in offering a program, sponsoring us, or donating tools / funds to the library, please email us. Sponsporship ideas include logos placed on membership cards, Tool Library literature, or even the tools themselves! If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please visit our volunteer page.


Cleaning out your garage or basement? Got some extra tools laying around? The Tool Library is a program of the University Heights Collaborative, a community action group, which has 501(C)(3) non-profit status. That means any donations to the Library, whether monetary or in the form of tools, are tax deductible!