Keep Durham Beautiful wants to help you improve your community environment! One of the ways we can do this is to provide you with the tools you need to get the job done. We have a number of tools we lend out to volunteer groups looking to take greater responsibility for their community environment here in Durham.


 Tool Lending Library Location:

Keep Durham Beautiful

2011 Fay Street, Durham NC, 27704

Hours: Monday-Friday | 9AM-5PM


Guidelines for using the KDB Tool Lending Library:

  • Tools are available for any Durham based community group on a first-come, first-serve basis. We will do our best to accommodate all requests based on availability.
  • Tool requests must be made at least one week in advance.
  • It is the responsibility of the lendee to pick up and drop off tools from our offices during business hours, by appointment.
  • Tools must be returned within one (1) week after the event.
  • Tool requests can be made by contacting us by email or phone:
  • Please provide the following information when requesting tools:
    • Name of Group
    • Group Contact’s Name, Phone number, and Email
    • Group size (or number of people participating in community improvement project)
    • Event Description, Date, and Location
    • Preferred tool pickup dates and times (please provide 2-3 options)
    • Expected return date
    • Tools requested and quantities needed

Items available for check out:

  • Litter Grabbers
  • Trash Bags
  • Gloves
  • Vests
  • Round-tipped shovels
  • Flat-head shovels
  • Snow shovels
  • Garden Rakes
  • Leaf Rakes
  • Pitch Forks
  • Wheel Barrows
  • Wheel Barrow (Children sized)
  • Hand Trowels
  • Hand Pruners
  • Bulb planters
  • Hand Saws
  • Loppers
  • Hedge Shears
  • Pole tree pruner
  • Push brooms
  • Litter broom & dustpan
  • Waders
  • Overshoe Hippers
  • Recycling containers for festivals
  • Caution signs for volunteers working
  • Safety Cones (Large)
  • Safety Cones (Small)
  • Ice Chest
  • Water Jugs (Small)
  • Water Jugs (Large)
  • Electric push lawn mower
  • Electric hedger