A tool library is just what it sounds like: a place for community members to share resources, learn from each other, and check out tools for their own projects. Fairbanks is a community of do-it-yourselfers, from homebuilding to car repair to chicken raising. However, not everyone can afford all the tools needed for these projects, nor does everyone have the space to store them or even the desire to own them for infrequent or one-time use.
Here's a great video from Inner West tool library explaining what a tool library is.
Alaska Land Exploration hosts the library
The Chena Tool Library is a member of the North Star Community Foundation.