Welcome to Linlithgow Tool Library

Photo of an example of the tools we hire out. Circular Saw, Hedge Trimmer, Router, etc.

We are a community resource providing members with access to a wide range of tools and equipment for DIY, woodworking, decorating, gardening, games and more.

Please join us and support the move more  to a Circular Economy where we buy less, share more and make efficient use of the things we do need.

Browse our inventory here.


Simply sign up online. Creating an account will allow you to reserve & hire items for no extra charge.

Your first years membership is just £25. (subsequent years are currently £20). You can pay online via (stripe) or in person at the Hub where we can accept cash or card. We also have gift tokens available on our website if you wish to purchase membership for someone else.

Should this annual membership fee be a barrier to you, please let us know as we want to ensure fair access to all.

How does the Tool Library work?


Login, browse and select your item(s) and set a collection date.

Please note that we require time to prepare tool reservations. Please Order before 1pm on Sunday for Monday pickup,  before 1pm on Monday for Tuesday pickup or 1pm on Thursday for Friday pickup.


Drop into the Hub (the Old Library) to collect the things you’ve hired.  Our volunteers can assist to bring out items to your car if required.

If this is your first time collecting please e-mail a photograph of photo ID and recent proof of address to tools@trust-linlithgow.org.uk

You can collect at any time we are open, however on occasion items you need are popular and could well be returned late by someone else on the same day you are due to collect. As such please give us time to process the return, to check the item over and then to hire it out to you.


By default for most items, a hire will be for seven days but this can be increased or decreased when you make a reservation. Please return the hired items as early as you can to help us service them and then pass onto the next hire. If you return on a Monday or Friday please do so before 10:00am. If you return on a Tuesday please do so before 5:30pm. If you need a more time you can extend your reservation online by selecting the renew option or contact tools@trust-linlithgow.org.uk 


We have a wide range of opportunities volunteer with the Tool Library. Activities from customer support to servicing and checking inventory. You don’t need to be an expert. We provide training so if you would like to assist please get in touch.  tools@trust-linlithgow.org.uk

Repair Shop

Need smething repaired? Why not contact the Linlithgow Repair Shop which also operates from The Hub.

The Repair Shop Is run by volunteers and we aim to fix a wide range of goods. electrical, wood, metal, textiles, and more.

Contact first to see if we think its repairable. repair@trust-linlithgow.org.uk 


We have built up an an amazing inventory of items and will be delighted to accept new donations. Email us a picture of the items you are thinking of donating. Thank you.

Note that we don’t accept petrol powered tools or items that are clearly damaged and beyond repair.