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The Auckland Library of Tools is located in Kingsland, and provides members with a wide range of tools and equipment. We promote and organise sharing, and want to help people do more while owning less.

We currently have a range of tools and equipment for construction, gardening, woodwork, and textiles. In addition our hosts, Hackland, can provide space, as well as fully equipped wood, metalwork, 3d printing and CNC workshops.

We want to help, and work with, the community. We’re seeking donations and volunteers, as well as suggestions. What would you like to see in the library?


Tuesday: 5:30pm-8:00pm.

Thursday: 5:30pm - 8:00pm.

Saturday: 10:30am - 3:00pm

The library can also be visited by arrangement via our contact page.


Auckland Library of Tools is supported by a number of organisations, you can find out more about them and the work they do below.


Grey Lynn 2030

Grey Lynn 2030 is the libraries umbrella organisation. Their support allows us to apply for funding, and has helped us connect with the local community.

Grey Lynn 2030 is part of the international, grassroots Transition Towns movement. The goal of Transition Towns is to bring people together to explore how we – as communities – can respond to the challenges and opportunities of climate change and peak oil. Transition Towns works on the belief that communities have within themselves the innovation and ingenuity to create positive solutions to the converging crises of our time.



Hackland is a collective of makers located in Kingsland. They have recently expanded, and the library is located in their new workshop. While we get up and running, Hackland has agreed to give us access to space at a heavily reduced rate. Their assistance has been invaluable.

Hackland is an independent, not for profit Hackspace in central Auckland for Ukelele, Coffee, Ethereum, Bitcoin, 3D Printing, CNC, Woodworking, Metalworking, Electronics, Coding, Sewing, Arts and Crafts or just hanging out with creative people.

If you’re a maker, or would like to be, we highly recommend visiting their space.


Waitemata Local Board

Waitemata Local Board has provided the library with start up funding. This money has gone towards tools and marketing, and is greatly appreciated.