The Chicago Tool Library is a community nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide equitable access to tools, equipment, and information to allow all Chicagoans to learn, share, and create. Purchasing and maintaining tools is expensive, but borrowing them is not. Our memberships are priced on a sliding scale to ensure nobody is unable to access our resources due to their financial status. When tool access is limited by your ability to purchase, there is inequity around who is able to change and repair their neighborhoods and who is allowed to create; tool libraries allow everyone to access tools regardless of income. By creating equitable access to tools, we hope to create new opportunities for Chicagoans to improve their lives, their homes, and our city.