Check it Out: Energy Efficiency Resource and Tool Lending Library

Attention: Do-it-your-selfers and building industry professionals. If you are about to undertake a home or office improvement project, and need DIY books to guide you or tools to make it happen, don’t rush out to buy those things on your own.

Check out the FREE Resource and Tool Lending Library inside our Energy Innovation Center located in the Clairemont area of San Diego.

Our library offers more than 1,500 books, DVDs, CD-ROMs, and diagnostic and measuring tools for checkout, such as wall scanners, leak detectors and airflow meters. Books range from technical handbooks on heating, ventilation, and air conditioning to sustainability-themed titles, such as “The Adventure of an Aluminum Can” and “Bird on Fire: Lessons from the World's Least Sustainable City.”

Check-Out is Easy

Our entire inventory is available for browsing and search online – similar to how the public library online catalog works. From the comfort of your home, you can see the availability of our items. If you create an account, you can reserve items online and come pick it up at your convenience.

The library is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.

You are welcome to stop by during our business hours to browse the books on the shelves. There are chairs and tables for you to sit down and read for a while, if you like. If a title catches your eye, check it out and take it home.