A Tool Library works just like a normal library, but instead of books you are able to borrow from a wide array of tools and equipment. Our aim is to save the local community the expense, hassle, storage space and resources required to buy new items.
How Does It Work?
To be able to borrow tools you must first become a member. Suggested membership fee is around £20 for the year, however we ask that you pay only what you can afford. We want the Tool Library to be a resources for all!
1. Sign up as a member either online or by completing a membership pack and handing it in at the Tool Library Workshop in Donaldson’s School.
2. Reserve your tool in advance through our online catalogue on MyTurn.
3. Collect your tool during your chosen Tool Library session. If it’s your first time borrowing you will need to bring payment/a donated tool, proof of address and photo ID. We accept both cash and card at the workshop or pay online through MyTurn.
4. Return your tool to us a week later at the next Tool Library session.
Do you take donations?
Yes! In fact, the vast majority of our inventory has been donated by members of the local community. We are fortunate enough to have receive a wide variety of tools, but we can always accept more.
Donating a tool will earn you a free 6 month membership to the Tool Library as a thank you for helping to support us.
Newly donated tools are refurbished by our Tool Rescue volunteers, fully PAT tested and added to our Tool Library inventory. Find out more about joining the team here.