ADOPT A TOOL. BUILD A SHARED FUTURE

Edinburgh Tool Library

In tools we trust. We believe in inspiring & enabling anyone to become a maker – giving them tools for life. Adopting a tool will support the Edinburgh Tool Library & our community to build a shared future. Help our tools shine from £5 per month.

Last year we loaned 6936 tools to members

that’s 133 tools used every week

and saved 5,125 kg of CO2

the same amount that would be released if 40 people flew from Edinburgh to Madrid

and worked on 15 community projects in Edinburgh

including bird tables, potting sheds and even a vegetable shop

WHICH TOOL WOULD YOU LIKE TO ADOPT?

All tools have options from £5 a month, or £20 one-off payment

FRAN THE ROUTER

ADOPT A TOOL. BUILD A SHARED FUTURE 1

Supporting Scotland’s disadvantaged youth with maker mentors

DOROTHY THE CIRCULAR SAW

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Helping local communities thrive with Volunteer Assemblies

LOUISA THE TABLE SAW

ADOPT A TOOL. BUILD A SHARED FUTURE 3

Making creativity more inclusive in our workshops for all

DOUGLAS THE ELECTRIC MOWER

ADOPT A TOOL. BUILD A SHARED FUTURE 4

Maintaining a greener Scotland with more sharing and less unused tools

ROBERT THE CORDLESS DRILL

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Giving drills a chance to be used, reducing Edinburgh’s carbon footprint

ISOBEL THE JIGSAW

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The master of shape cutting, a tool for a versatile and shared economy

Got a little more to give? Meet our Golden Adoptions

options from £1000

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MARK THE BENCH

Building a legacy

Mark can help members and trainees of ETL to discover their potential. It’s what tool libraries do – we give objects a new lease of life. And by donating, you can help Mark build many more memories.

Each one of our tools plays a part in supporting the local community – from our Tools for Life program which mentors and trains disadvantaged youth, to our most borrowed tools which not only help houses become homes, but help the planet with their carbon footprint too. Whether it’s your way of giving back, a gift for a tool-loving companion, or to create a legacy for your office,  choose the tool you want to adopt, pick a pricing plan that suits you and together, let’s build a shared future.

IN TOOLS WE TRUST

We believe in inspiring & enabling anyone to become a maker – giving them tools for life. We do this by being actively inclusive, building community projects & supporting those who need help. And none of this would be possible without our large & diverse library of tools. From special purchases to public donations, each tool has a unique story to tell. Now, you can help our tools really shine. Adopt a tool today.