Tool Library

We are now open at 6-7 The Vennel (Old Library) for collections. You can browse our inventory, join and book out an item by CLICKING HERE.

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What is a Tool Library? 

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.

The Transition Linlithgow Tool Library is hosted by MyTurn, an easy and intuitive online system.


How Does It Work?

To be able to borrow tools you must first become a member. We are offering this service free and will be reviewing our membership costs. We want the Tool Library to be a resource for all so will always seek to make this reasonable for all.

1. Sign up as a member online

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 email a proof of address and photo ID. 

4. Return your tool to us a week later at the same time you took it. Need the tool for longer? Just extend your booking online.

Do you take donations?

Yes! In fact, the vast majority of our inventory has been donated by members of the local community. As we have a substantial inventory now, contact us to see if your donation fulfils a need within the Library.

Newly donated tools are refurbished by our Tool Rescue volunteers, fully PAT tested and added to our Tool Library inventory. If we cannot use the tools donated, we will pass them on to other reuse charities such as Garvald or Tools with a Mission. Any excess tools may be sold, to raise funds to keep our tool library running.

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We have some dedicated volunteers who give their time to help refurbish and mend donated tools and we are very grateful for their support.

Workshops and Classes

We have run a series of taught workshops designed to help pass on skills and knowledge and reduce waste in many aspects of your life. These include up-cycling, sewing, woodwork, carving and more.


Do you believe in fixing broken belongings and fighting against the growing throw away culture? Our team of skilled volunteers and keen amateurs will try their best to help you do just that.