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Welcome to the University Heights Tool Library

ReTree the District Phase II Meeting #1

185 trees down, 815 to go!

Join us for our first Phase II meeting for ReTree the District on January 31st and learn how you can get more involved in restoring University District's tree canopy.

Revised Hours of Operation!

Did you know the Tool Library is staffed entirely by volunteers?

If you are interested in volunteering a few hours of your time please email, call, stop in or fill out the volunteer application on our website and we’d be happy to work something out!

Join us for City of Light and help us celebrate the holidays in the University Heights!

City of Light is a collaborative project between the UHC and B-Team Buffalo. As B-Team’s signature annual event, City of Light focuses on building community by lighting and decorating homes for the holidays, putting on a winter carnival for kids, and holding a community dinner and tree lighting ceremony.

How you can help:
  • Volunteer to help decorate: We will have shifts from 9a-1p and 2p-6p for decorating. A carnival shift is available from 1:30p-5:30p. Shifts can also be customized to fit into your schedule, every hour of volunteering is appreciated! You can sign-up to volunteer on B Team's website.
  • Donate to the Indiegogo Campaign: Help support this project by donating to B Team Buffalo's Indiegogo Campaign and help them hit their goal.
  • Donate decorations and lights: You can drop off new or used holiday decorations and lights at the University Heights Tool Library (located at 5 W. Northrup Place) to be used on the 6th.
If you have any questions, please contact Ryan Taughrin, B Team Buffalo Chairperson, at 716-536-0266, or by email at

Nickel City Indie Market - Right in the Heights

Join the Nickel City Indie Market EVERY FOURTH FRIDAY from 6-10PM at our Community Space at 9 W. Northrup Place (right next to the Tool Library).

Nickel City Indie Market is a group of local artisans and crafters with skills and talents ranging from jewelry making, book making, and textiles to metalworking, painting, and handmade soaps and lotions.

Buy local and check out the Community Space, available for use by anyone in the community!

A Year in Review

Did you know the Tool Library does more than just loan out tools? Check out our annual report to see some of the projects we've worked on in the community.

Got an idea or project you'd like to see implemented in your neighborhood? Let us help you get it off the ground!

Collaborative Home Page Buffalo Tool Library Sponsors Links Membership Application



Tue: 12:00PM - 2:30PM & 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Wed: 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Thurs: 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Fri: 3:30PM - 6:30PM
Sat : 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Sun: 10:00AM - 6:00PM


Address: 5 W. Northrup Place
Phone: (716) 510-1745

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How To Help:

The tool library is always looking for creative ways to partner with area businesses and residents. If you would be interested in offering a program, sponsoring us, or donating tools / funds to the library, please email us. Sponsporship ideas include logos placed on membership cards, Tool Library literature, or even the tools themselves! If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please visit our volunteer page.


Cleaning out your garage or basement? Got some extra tools laying around? The Tool Library is a program of the University Heights Collaborative, a community action group, which has 501(C)(3) non-profit status. That means any donations to the Library, whether monetary or in the form of tools, are tax deductible!