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Putting His Tools Into Circulation

Dustin Zuckerman’s tool library.

By Dale Dougherty

Reserved is a word with multiple meanings for a librarian, even one who doesn’t lend books. Soft-spoken and reserved, Dustin Zuckerman works the periodicals desk at the Santa Rosa Junior College Library by day. On his own time, he runs the Santa Rosa Tool Library out of his modest apartment.

Patrons of the tool library can go online to reserve tools for a weekend project and then drop by Zuckerman’s apartment in downtown Santa Rosa, Calif., to pick them up. On a summer Saturday, about 15 people will come to borrow tools such as disc ...

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