🛠 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

Become a member

For a suggested annual donation of £20 (plus a pay-what-you-can option) you can access all of our tools with no extra costs. Becoming a member – whether you are a gardener, new homeowner, artist or trades worker – will provide you with the tools you need to realise your ideas! It also saves you money, space, reduces waste, and helps us to build a more ecological and fairer community.

Once you have signed up, either online or in person, you can access our online inventory, reserve tools, pick up from the depot and return following week. We are open every Saturday, 11am-1pm at Civic House.

Borrow tools

Volunteer with us

Interested in contributing to the development of GTL?

There are many ways to get involved with the tool library and help shape its future and impact. You don’t need to know much about tools, you just need to be willing to commit some of your time. Our collective of volunteers meet regularly to discuss project ideas and to manage the library – including tasks such as lending, cataloguing and maintaining tools and promoting GTL. If you’re interested in joining the voluntary collective, please fill out the form below and we’ll get back in touch as soon as we can.

Enquiry Form

Tool donation

Like most tool libraries throughout the world, instead of buying new and expensive tools, we are committed to reducing waste by collecting unused or underused tools you might have gathering dust in your cupboards, attics or garages.

We also collect donations from institutions or organisations that may be replenishing equipment or have surplus tools. Get in touch if you’re interested in partnering with us.

For more information on what tools we are looking for, click the link below.

Find out more

Come to an event

Our practical classes aim to bring people together to learn basic carpentry and home improvement skills. We also host talks that explore the themes of sharing, community resilience and empowerment through making. Go to our events page to see what’s coming up or to look at our previous programme.

Events