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Welcome to the University Heights Tool Library

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

Our hours of operation depend on members of the community willing to donate their time to a cause they believe in.

If you are interested in help us extend our hours by volunteering a few hours of your time please fill out the volunteer application on our website and we’d be happy to work something out!

ReTree the District Phase I Review

Wondering where, what type, and how many trees we planted as part of ReTree the District Phase I? We've put out a report that covers these statistics as well as project costs and total value added to the community through our planting day on November 1st. We included preliminary feedback and recommendations as well. Contact us if you have ideas or would like to get involved!

Nickel City Indie Market - Right in the Heights

Join the Nickel City Indie Market EVERY LAST SATURDAY from Noon-5PM at the University Heights Co-Lab 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!

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: 3:00PM - 7:00PM
Tue: 12:00PM - 2:30PM &
3:00PM - 5:30PM
Wed: 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Thurs: 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Fri: 3:30PM - 6:30PM
Sat : 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Sun: 10:00AM - 2:00PM


Address: 5 W. Northrup Place
Phone: (716) 510-1745

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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!