In adhering to the COVID-19 stay-at-home order issued by Gov. Inslee in effect through May 4, 2020, the Smart Buildings Center’s Tool Lending Library is operating on a limited, remote basis only. We recognize that many facilities are still open for essential businesses (https://coronavirus.wa.gov/whats-open-and-closed/essential-business), and identified specifically as essential in the order are “workers providing, maintaining and repairing heating, cooling, and refrigeration services” for these facilities. As such, we will only fulfill tool requests directly related to critical operations functions of these facilities, or for health/safety needs. When making your reservation, please be specific about how your project meets these criteria. Other requests will remain in the queue until the library resumes full operations.
During this time, we are not fulfilling orders in person but will be shipping all requests, taking precautions to sanitize tool surfaces. We appreciate your efforts to do the same before shipping tools back to us. Our on-site library staff resources are currently limited. Please help us by being patient with the extra time it may take to receive loans, and consider postponing your nonessential tool requests for a date after the library resumes in-person operations.
If you have questions, please email [email protected].
Thank you to building managers, engineers, and operators working to maintain critical building infrastructure that provides space for many essential businesses and services. Your work to ensure continuity of building functions while maintaining safe and healthy conditions for occupants is greatly appreciated!