The Glasgow Tool Library (GTL) works just like a normal library, but instead of sharing books, we share tools.  Established in 2017, the tool library is a community-led social enterprise and collective that promotes sharing, collaboration, and learning as forms of resistance, empowerment, and resilience.

By creating a communal resource and community-run library we aim to challenge unsustainable relationships between use and ownership, promoting a more collaborative economy and society. Our aim is to bring communities together through the act of sharing by providing people with the tools they need to improve the objects, spaces, and places that matter to them.



Glasgow Tool Library is staying open throughout Tier 4 of the lockdown measures

In order to ensure the safety of staff and members, we ask that you reserve tools online and read our Covid-19 Policy before visiting the library.


Our winter opening hours are as usual every Saturday at 11.00 – 1.00 pm, however, we will close on:

Closed 26th December

Closed 2nd January

NB: Tools reserved for Sat 19th December will be loaned for three weeks and are due back on 9th January.


If you have DIY projects, home renovation, or gift ideas on the mind then consider a membership to our every-expanding tool library. Learn how to set up a membership here or email for more info about gifting a year’s subscription to someone you like, a lot.


We look forward to seeing you!