Tool Lending Library

This resource, administered by the City's Building and Safety Services Division, provides an additional incentive allowing "do-it-yourself" residents who are interested in strengthening structural weaknesses in their homes the ability to do so without the added costs of purchasing or renting tools required for a retrofit.

This resource is cancelled until further notice due to COVID.

Program Requirements & Overview

Must be a San Leandro resident who has:

  • Participated in the Home Earthquake Strengthening Course
  • Been issued a Building Permit to do the Seismic Retrofit and will be using the San Leandro Prescriptive Home-Strengthening Plan Set

Tools may be checked out for four-day periods.

A credit card or refundable deposit is required to check out tools.

Available Tools

A list of some of the tools we have available:

  • Air Compressor
  • Framing/Palm Nailer
  • Hammer Drill
  • Jig Saw
  • Nail Gun
  • Rotary Hammer

As an added benefit, once your seismic retrofit is completed, you are welcome to borrow tools for any future home projects for as long as you are a San Leandro resident.