Tool Library Cumbernauld is a social enterprise which enables people to borrow manual tools, running in the Cornerstone House Centre’s Community Space facility three days per week as of Friday 27 September 2019.  

The innovative organisation provides quality tools and equipment for a range of purposes, including DIY, gardening, crafts, sports and kitchen usage, with local citizens able to join the Tool Library for an annual fee and borrow suitable items of equipment throughout the year. Low and zero waste household products, such as refills of washing-up liquid and hand soap, are also available to buy.

The charity has an overarching aim of reducing the waste that is sent to landfill by encouraging people to borrow items that are infrequently used, providing low and zero waste products locally and raising awareness of waste issues and solutions.

The charity is registered with OSCR, the Scottish Charities Register. It is registered charity SC039340.

The Team

The Tool Library Cumbernauld’s board consists of:

Teri Smith, Chair
Chris Champion, Treasurer
Claire Burns, Secretary
Peter Liddle
Emma Erwin


We will run workshops on sewing, altering and repairing clothes, upcycling, furoshiki gift-wrapping, crafting, composting and other topics. These will be bookable through our website soon!

Our funders and sponsors

We have received help from a number of great organisations, listed below. Thank you to everyone who has donated and helped us out!

cornerstone houseWe are based in Cornerstone House’s community hub in the Antonine Centre, Cumbernauld. Thanks very much for hosting us!
firstportWe have secured a ‘Start-It’ award from The Scottish Government Social Entrepreneurs Fund (SEF). This was a very competitive process but it has been successful.
This support will go towards the start-up costs involved in getting the tool library open. Thanks to Firstport for the support.
sanctuary scotlandThank you to Sanctuary Scotland for their support in funding our PAT test machine and training. This means we will be able to regularly test all our electrical items in-house, so we know they are safe to use.
corra foundationThanks to the Corra Foundation for covering our printing costs for our first set of marketing materials. We have flyers, business cards, 2 banners and T-shirts to use at stalls and community events.
ed tool libThanks to Edinburgh Tool Library for a car-load of tools that helped us start off our collection!
Thanks to Transition Stirling for helping us with training and experience.

Our tool donors

A tool library doesn’t work without donations! Thanks so much to everyone that’s donated. Here’s the wall of fame!

Nelson, JawZaf, Ray, Cathy, Sandy, David, Allan, George, Mark