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Why join East Linton Tool Library?

Updated: Jun 16, 2021

(Many thanks to Hanna Veers, East Linton Tool Library volunteer, for the photos in this post and making our tools look their best!)...

As a member of East Linton Tool Library you'll have access to a wide array of tools and "how-to" instruction manuals to help you with your home improvement, woodwork, bicycle, sewing, plumbing and general DIY projects.

As well as all the tools featured in this post, our inventory includes Dewalt drills, sanders, jigsaws, Singer heavy duty sewing machine, plumbing kit, hedge trimmers, Dremel multi tool, Bosch digital detectors, drill bit sets, hedge shears, loppers, clamps, pruning saw, wrecking bar, wood-carving knife set, tile cutter, telescopic ladder, steam wallpaper stripper and much more. If we don't have what you're after then get in touch and let us know. We'll do our best to track that item down!

Although you must be 18 years of age to become a member, we encourage parents, grandparents and guardians to join and use these tools to involve children and teenagers in DIY projects and promote intergenerational skill- and knowledge-sharing. We have a selection of books on woodwork for children, for example - and a wide range of hand tools that would be ideal for making a bug hotel or bird feeder.

By becoming a member you'll be able to borrow tools when you need them and return them when you're done so they can be used by someone else.

Our volunteers will carry out routine maintenance and repairs on all equipment to ensure good condition and extend the lifespan of the inventory.

How Does It Work?

1. Wherever you live, you can sign up as a member online for £25 per year. All membership fees go towards the upkeep of the Tool Library including rent, bills, insurance, etc. and will help us ensure the project is sustainable 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 bring along a proof of address and photo ID 4. Return your tool to us during Tool Library opening hours. Need the tool for longer? Just extend your booking online

Why Buy when you can Borrow?

Become a member of East Linton Tool Library for £25 pounds per year and you'll:​

  • Save money

  • Reduce CO2 emissions

  • Reduce waste going to landfill

  • Learn new skills

  • Join a community of people working to create a circular economy

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