Glasgow Tool Library

A community-run library that lends tools and runs educational craft workshops, based in Glasgow North.


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.

Get involved


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 collect 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 and affordable membership.

From practical DIY, gardening and home improvements, to furniture making and artistic projects, we can provide you with the tools you need to realise your ideas.

We also host classes, workshops and events that teach a range of craft, DIY and sustainability skills and knowledge.

Find out about our next event here.