Edinburgh Tool Library is the UK’s first tool library, promoting sharing as a way of reducing our environmental impact.
We lend our members tools for DIY, gardening, decorating and machine repair, so that they don’t need to own them. Not only does this collaborative approach make sense environmentally, it also helps our members financially.

* The average power drill is used a total of 13 minutes in it’s lifetime – we don’t all need to own one

* The average UK household spends £110 a year on tools (Office of National Statistics, 2014) – annual membership to the tool library costs £20 (or less if you’re skint!)

* Being a member of ETL gives you access to over 500 tools without the need to store them, maintain them, or buy them in the first place

We are in the Leith Walk Police Box on Croall Place, every Saturday, from 9am -1pm.

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