SE Portland Tool Library

Like the public library... but for tools and seeds.

SEPTL is a free community resource that provides home and business owners, and tenants, with hand and power tools they need to perform simple maintenance, tend to yards and gardens, and build awesome projects – while along the way meeting and sharing with neighbors.

We're open 3 days/week again.  Appointments no longer required. 

For your safety and that of our volunteers and other members:


Tuesdays :  5:30pm to 7

Thursdays: 5:30pm to 7

Saturdays:   9 to noon

Location (map)

1137 SE 20th Ave

Portland, OR 97214

At SE 20th and Salmon 

Eligible Borrowers

Live in SEUplift area 

At least 18 years old

How to Borrow

Become a member!

Come on in to borrow (and return) tools during our open hours.

Tool renewals only allowed in library. Not by email. Sorry.

Lending Guidelines

Tools are for non-commercial use only.

Loan period is 14 days.  Late returns result in a Fine. 

Tools may be used only by members.

How to Help

Help members borrow tools, or work behind the scenes.

Donate tools or money.

* * Fred Meyer will give us its money! * * 

You simply shop with your Fred Meyer Rewards Card. Learn more.