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.


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