You can now purchase or renew your membership online through your myturn account!
Book your tools by midnight on Thursday for collection on Saturday
How much does it cost? Borrowing is free and membership is by a yearly donation (suggested £20). Donations help with the cost of maintaining and repairing tools so that as many people as possible continue to have the opportunity to borrow them. You can now purchase or renew your membership online through your myturn account. We also take cash or card in person.
How do I sign up? Create an online account by clicking the link at the top of this page and read and sign the members agreement. Bring two pieces of ID (one photo ID and the other showing the name and address you gave in your myturn registration) when you come to collect your tools for the first time.
How do I find and book the tools I need? Browse the full inventory of tools by clicking on ‘Inventory’ at the top of this page and add each tool to your cart by clicking the ‘Reserve’ button. When you've finished adding all the tools you need click ‘submit’ so the reservation comes through to us by midnight on Thursdayfor collection on Saturday.
When and where do I pick up tools? When you reserve tools you will be asked to select a 15 minute collection time slot between 10am and 2pm on Saturday - this is to help limit the number of people waiting outside as we can only have two people inside the tool library at any one time due to Covid. Collect your tools from the tool library which is based at South Seeds, 514 Victoria Road.
What happens if I return tools late? Late return of all power tools or the bike trailer will incur a late fee of £1 per week per tool. We decided to start charging late fees to promote timely return of popular tools so that as many people as possible have a chance to borrow what they need.
How long can I borrow tools for? Tools can be borrowed for up to three weeks at a time.
What is the tool library doing to help protect against Covid-19? All tools are quarantined for 72 hours after their return to the tool library and we use gloves or sanitise our hands before preparing your tools for collection. Tools are placed on a labelled shelf for contactless collection. We have a huge perspex screen set up and a maximum of two people can be in the tool library at a time. If there are two people inside already, please wait outside until someone else leaves. Please also wear a mask whilst inside the tool library.
Do you take donations of tools? Yes, we would love your working power tools in good condition. You can drop them off when we are open every Saturday 10-2pm.
What is South Seeds? South Seeds is a community environmental charity which exists to benefit people living on the Southside of Glasgow. Find out more about South Seeds at www.southseeds.org. The Southside Tool library is a project run by South Seeds.