MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A new kind of library is coming to Minneapolis that lets members borrow tools such as hedge trimmers and power saws.

The Northeast Minneapolis Tool Library is set to open Saturday in the basement of an artist complex. Members will pay $55 a year for access, and they'll also be able to take discounted classes on topics such as woodworking.

The nonprofit tool-lending operation is the first permanent one in Minnesota. There are about 60 in the U.S., and most of them are on the West Coast.

Minneapolis tool library co-founder Thomas Ebert says it will show people how to lessen their environmental impact, while also connecting them with others.