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Organisation Details

Address Custom Lane, 67 Commercial Street, Leith
City/County EDINBURGH
Post Code EH6 6LY
Locality North East 
Telephone 07972 009 421
Website http://Edinburghtoollibrary.org.
Email hello@edinburghtoollibrary.org.uk
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Description

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.

The Edinburgh Tool Library (ETL) lends tools to its members. By sharing, we reduce our environmental impact and save money.

We are a charity (SC045162) and 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.

Location

Services

Name Telephone Cost Actions
How To Become A Member and Use Our Tool Library 07972 009421 More info »
Tool Library - Portobello More info »
Tools for Life Programme 07972 009 421 More info »