Tool Lending Library

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

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.

 A list of some of the tools we have available:

Air Compressor

Hammer Drill

Jig Saw

Nail Gun

Framing/Palm Nailer

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.

For more information, please contact the Division of Building and Safety at:

Division of Building & Safety

City Hall, 1st Floor

835 E. 14th Street • San Leandro, CA  94577 • (510) 577-3405