In an age when public libraries need to offer really useful services to their community, this is brilliant:
Berkeley Public Library :: About The Library :: Neighborhood Branches :: Tool Lending Library.
Tool Lending Library offers thousands of tools free to Berkeley residents and people who own property in Berkeley. First time borrowers must present photo ID, a Berkeley Public Library card, and a recently received utility bill their name. Berkeley Marina liveaboards should provide proof of residency showing their current MFLAT berth rental coding. Berkeley property owners who do not live in Berkeley must present their property tax bill. These policies are strictly enforced.