I wish there's a place like a library where people like us can go and work there and meet, like a machine or maker shop open to public.
Look into "hacker spaces" - I don't know if there is one near you; maybe you could start one up?
We have one here in the Phoenix area called "HeatSync Labs"; you pay a membership dues fee, and get access to tools and other stuff (you have to have gone to a few of the meetings - participation - before they'll consider you as a member).
Unfortunately for me, given where it is located, and the way the freeway system here is, and when they hold the meetings (Thursdays @ 7pm) - I would likely get to the meeting just as it was ending.
I wish I could start something like this up on my side of town, but I am not socially oriented, and with other things going on and such (that, and lack of motivation and organizational skills) - it just doesn't seem likely.
The only tools I would like to have access to are a metal lathe and a laser cutter. I have a small mini-mill/drill waiting for me to get around to cleaning it (still in the packing grease), and I have a ton of other tools, parts, etc - so that isn't really a big issue for me. Other tools I might need I can buy cheaply (a metal bending brake would be be nice).
Other than that, I would like such a space just for the sense of local community for robotics projects...