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.

Closed on JULY 4th. Enjoy the holiday!


SEPTL is hiring a part-time tool library coordinator! If you or someone you know wants to help fulfill the mission of our fantastic little organization, click here for more details.


Saturday 9 am - noon

Tuesday 5:30 - 7 pm

Thursday 5:30 - 7 pm

Location (map)

1137 SE 20th Ave

Portland, OR 97214

corner of SE 20th and Salmon

Eligible Borrowers

Live or own a business in SEUplift area

At least 18 years old

How To Borrow Tools

See our List of Tools.

Become a member!

Drop by during open hours.

Lending Guidelines

Tools are for non-commercial use only.

Loan period is 7 days.

Tools may be used only by members.

How to help

Help members borrow tools, or work behind the scenes.

Donate tools or money.

Events & Workshops

More on the way.

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