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.
Only on Saturdays 9am to noon
* * NEW LOANS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY! (See below) * *
For your safety and that of our volunteers and other members:
Masks are required at all times,
Maintain a minimum 6 ft social distancing
A heavy dose of patience may be required
If possible please come alone and do not bring other household members or friends with you.
Due to the recent surge in covid infections locally:
We'll have tables set up outdoors when the weather cooperates....
... and on those days only staff will enter the library
Please check the Our Tools page before you come in to borrow so you'll know exactly what's available
The loan period is temporarily doubled to 14 days. Of course 7 day returns are very welcome!
To maximize tool availability for everyone, renewals are limited to 1.
NOTE: If you are returning tools only and NOT borrowing, you do NOT need an appointment.
To BORROW tools, click on "Borrowing Time-Slot" (Some Saturdays not visible? Means all those time-slots are taken):
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are not already a member, you must Sign Up for membership on our Join page before making a library appointment.
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.