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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 its 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


Find out more

Hours of Operation - Weekly sessions

TOOL BORROWING SESSIONS

Borrow, return and donate tools as well as sign up to become a member or find out more about volunteering.

WEDNESDAY

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 

ETL Tool depot, Leith
9 Spey Street Lane, EH7 4QB

THURSDAY

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

 

ETL at Tribe Porty, Portobello
19 Windsor Pl, EH15 2AJ

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 

ETL at Tribe Porty, Portobello
19 Windsor Pl, EH15 2AJ

SATURDAY

10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

 

ETL at the Leith Walk Police Box
Police Box, Croall Place, EH7 4LT

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

 

ETL at Tribe Porty, Portobello
19 Windsor Pl, EH15 2AJ

OPEN WORKSHOP SESSIONS

Use machinery, tools and workbenches, become a member, learn new skills.

TUESDAY

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 

Custom Lane Workshop, Leith
1 Customs Wharf, EH6 6AL

THURSDAY

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

 

Porty Workshop, Portobello
19 Windsor Pl, EH15 2AJ

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 

Porty Workshop, Portobello
19 Windsor Pl, EH15 2AJ

SATURDAY

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

 

Porty Workshop, Portobello
19 Windsor Pl, EH15 2AJ

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

 

Custom Lane Workshop, Leith
1 Customs Wharf, EH6 6AL