A part of Shetland Arts’ Creative Sustainable Futures project, The Shetland Tool Library is a community resource of tools and equipment, enabling people to mend, maintain, make and/or experiment without the need to buy new. It will save money and resources, reduce waste and promote creativity - rather than needing to buy new, the tool library provides affordable access to a wide range of tools and equipment that can be borrowed.
For a small annual membership you can join the tool library and reserve tools for loan on a weekly basis. There are two memberships available: a standard membership for £30/year and a concession membership for £10/year. A wide selection of items are available to borrow from the library, all suitable for domestic use - the full inventory can be viewed here.
Donations to the Tool Library are very welcome – Shetland Arts can accept donations of any kind of domestic tools, from hand tools to power tools (anything that doesn't require a licence or permit to use). All tools will be tested, serviced and maintained by our technicians before being added to the library. Donations of small tools can be dropped off at Mareel during opening hours. For larger tools, please contact [email protected] to arrange delivery.
Creative Sustainable Futures has been made possible through generous funding from the Scottish Government’s Community Led Local Development Fund via The Shetland Local Action Group.