Tool Library

A FREE tool library of garden tools for Westside Housing tenants.


You must join as a member before you are able to borrow items.
At the time of your first hire you will be given the address of the Tool Library.


You need to fill out and return these forms:

Westside Tool Library Membership Application


Tool Library Rules, Waiver and Indemnification

If you cannot download and complete these forms, please call us on 8155 6070 to request for the form to be posted to you (with a reply paid envelope).

Mail or hand deliver
Westside Housing – Tool Library
478 Port Road
West Hinsmarsh SA 5007


*if you need assistance to join as a member, please call or come into our office and one of our staff will help you.

How to borrow

Call us on 08 8155 6070 or email to book in your hire.

Borrowing times

You can borrow each tool for up to ONE WEEK at a time.
You will be expected to collect the tool from the library on a Wednesday (see the right hand column for dates) and drop it off by the following Wednesday.
* You may be able to extend this, but it must be approved first.

Collecting the tools


The library is located in Ridleyton, and we prefer that you come and collect and drop off the items from here.

Drop off/pick up

We understand that some people don’t have a car or a car suitable to transport the tools.
Call us and we can arrange delivery and collection (wait times will apply for this option).


A $20 deposit is required for the lawn mower and whipper sniper.
A $2 deposit is required for all other items.
* You will receive your money back (cash only) once the tools are returned in a good, clean and undamaged condition.

Request more tools

If you want to see us add more tools to the library – please let us know.
We are happy to consider buying extra tools that meet the needs of our tenants.
*Due to health and safety issues they cannot be electrical.


We are always on the look out for new Tool Library volunteers.
If you are good with tools, handy around the garden and have 3-4 hours to spare every fortnight, please contact us.

Contact details

Sustainable Communities Project Officer: Alex Fry
08 8155 6082

478 Port Road
West Hindmarsh SA 5007

Opening dates and hours

Every second Wednesday

Dates until mid 2018 are
14 & 28 Feb, 14 & 28 Mar, 11 & 25 April, 16 & 30 May, 13 & 27 June

Tools you can borrow

Masport Lawn Mower

Honda Whipper Snipper

Household brooms

Garden rake


Outdoor brooms