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.

(Please remember, tools can be returned ONLY during our open hours.)

Hey, 3 FREE Workshops - see below!

We're open on:

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!

Come on in to borrow (and later return) tools during our 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

Repair Cafe - Thurs, Oct 26, 6-8pm

DIY Insulation - Thurs, Nov 16, 5:30-8pm

Basic Weatherization - Thurs, Dec 7, 5:30-8pm

Learn more and register at Workshops & Events


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