🛠 DO YOU WANT A TOOL LIBRARY IN YOUR COMMUNITY?🛠 BIG NEWS – We’re expanding our service across Glasgow into two (or more) communities through an exciting new drop off and collection service We’re looking for community groups or organisaiton in the east and west that can help us deliver this new ‘hub and spoke service’ by acting as anchor or ‘spoke’ locations Please share to get the message out there. If you’re interested in collaborating, head to our website’s info section or follow the Linktree to find out more information. #toollibrary #tools #borrowdontbuy #shareandrepair #powertools #handtools #diy #homemaintenance #craft #woodwork #hobby #sustainableliving #socialenterprise #circulareconomy #grassroots #community #glasgowtoollibrary #sustainability #sharing #library #reuse #recycle #upcycle #repair #Scotland #Glasgow #volunteers ️We had a great time on Saturday hanging out with @repairglasgow at @civichouse_ and @civicstreet_ We were working together to repair tools that needed some TLC and teach maintenance skills to some of our volunteers Together we’re trying to build a culture of sharing and repairing in Glasgow 🛠️#toollibrary #tools #borrowdontbuy #shareandrepair #powertools #handtools #diy #homemaintenance #craft #woodwork #hobby #sustainableliving #socialenterprise #circulareconomy #grassroots #community #glasgowtoollibrary #sustainability #sharing #library #reuse #recycle #upcycle #repair #Scotland #Glasgow #volunteers CLOSES TOMORROW Get your applications in by 5pm 12th May to apply for our role of Community Engagement Worker. Please share with any recent graduates who might be interested. For more information on how to apply, go to our opportunities section on our website or to www.gcas.co.uk#jobopportunity #job #opportunity #graduate #toollibrary #glasgow ️TOOL 800️ No. 800 is a precision drill press that can be used for jewellery, model@making or detail woodwork #ToolTuesday #toollibrary #tools #borrowdontbuy #shareandrepair #powertools #handtools #diy #craft #woodwork #hobby #socialenterprise #circulareconomy #grassroots #community #glasgowtoollibrary #sustainability #sharing #library #reuse #recycle #repair #Scotland #Glasgow #volunteers #volunteerGlasgow #commons #local #shoplocal #zerowaste Work With Us! Community Engagement Worker 6 month opportunity for recent graduates Help us build a culture of sharing and repairing We have an exciting job opportunity for recent graduates (from any level of university education) to work with Glasgow Tool Library on a 6 month part-time paid internship. We are seeking to employ a Community Engagement Worker who is responsible for delivering a National Lottery funded events programme titled “Building a Culture of Sharing and Repairing” and connecting with community members and groups across Glasgow. You are eligible if you are: – Unemployed or employed in a non-graduate level role that does not fit into your future career plan – A recent graduate (summer 2019>) from:Dip HE, Undergraduate, Postgraduate, or PhD levels of study Aged 29 or under Based in Scotland -Have the right to work in the UK* for the duration of the internships you apply to For more info visit our website or follow the link in our Linktree#jobopportunity #Glasgow #toollibrary #repair #reuse #events #tools #repairandshare #graduate


Do you have tools you no longer need?

Whether you’re doing a garage clear-out, downsizing your workshop, or finishing a construction project, we adopt surplus tools and help sustain their use for much longer, for many more users.

We are also keen to hear from tool manufacturers, construction companies, DIY outlets, and educational institutions who would be willing to support our library with donations.

Making a donation

Please say hello to us at tools@glasgowtoollibrary.com and send the following information about your donation:

    • An image of your tool/s
    • A brief assessment of their condition
    • Your availability for dropping them off

We are unable to offer a donation collection service however if you are interested in making a large donation of high quality equipment, including tools that are on our top request list, chat to us and we can try and figure something out.


Tools we don’t need

Although we want to recoup as many tools as possible from waste or under-use we are limited by our storage, as well as the capacity of our volunteer repairers to fix broken tools. Here is a guide to what we don’t need:

      • Cordless tools with dead batteries.
      • SPANNERS! our collection is overflowing.
      • Petrol-powered tools – these are too costly for us to maintain.
      • Unorganised Consumables & fixings e.g. nails, sandpaper, door handles.
      • Tools that are not in good working order.
      • Tools that are caked in dirt, oil or paint – clean them off  and bringing ’em in.

Before you donate any tools to us we ask that you make the following considerations:

      • Assess repair/quality – If the tool you wish to donate requires a few simple repairs, such as re-wiring or blade-sharpening, we may be able to take it, especially if it is a good quality tool. Broken tools can be costly to find replacement parts and our repair team are working hard to stay on top of the tools already in our care. Before you commit your tool to landfill why not speak to a local repairer – see below.
      • Age – if the tool is an antique get in contact with us directly with an image of the tool and some information. If we can’t use the tool we may be able to point you to another relevant organisation or sell it to a collector to support the tool library’s aims.

Local Repair

If we aren’t able to take on your tool due to its condition, consider taking it along to your local Repair hub, or to a Repair Cafe Glasgow! event first, they are great at diagnosing problems. Here you can learn how to repair your electronic equipment yourself with the help of experienced engineers.

If your broken tool is a brand name you may be able to get help repairing or recycling it from the manufacturer, have a look on their website to find out what they offer or search online for local specialists.

Getting hold of a replacement part can often be an easy fix. Parts can be affordable and straightforward to track down by searching online with the model number and the name of the part as listed in the manual (most can be found online).