Glasgow Tool Library

Access hundreds of tools for repairs
& renovation, gardening, craft or carpentry
Open Wednesday 5pm – 7pm & Saturday 10am – 1pm
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Become a member

Become a member today! Start borrowing from our full range of woodworking, metalworking, gardening and power tools and get cracking on that DIY project you’ve been dreaming about! Membership is acquired through one annual donation (suggested £20 or pay-what-you-can). All funds go back into supporting our service and events.

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We’re always on the lookout for enthusiastic people to support the tool library across a range of roles and opportunities. Don’t worry – you don’t need to know anything about tools to help us out! Joining the team of volunteers is a great way to connect with people and support our community. And you get a free membership!

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GTL is built on the generous support of the community that have donated tools, time and resources. Whether you have spare tools you want to share, skills or something else, click here to find out more about how to support the library and promote the values of sharing, reducing consumption and building community resilience.

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Glasgow Tool Library collects donations of tools from those that no longer use them. We repair and care for them, and make them accessible to everyone through an inclusive membership. 

If you are keen to support GTL in its aim to build a circular economy and a culture of sharing, please consider donating.

All financial donations will be used directly in reducing waste, expanding the library and delivering our events programme.