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've re-added Tuesdays!

Tuesdays 5:30pm to 7

Saturdays 9am to noon


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

  • Masks are required at all times,

  • Maintain a minimum 6 ft social distancing

  • Only 4 members are allowed inside at a time, so a heavy dose of patience may be required

  • If possible please come alone and do not bring other household members or friends with you.

  • If you are becoming a new member, please be sure to Sign Up for membership on our Join page before arriving!

  • Please check the Our Tools page before you come in to borrow to know exactly what's available, and for some tools their Shelf Number.

  • 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 days not visible? Means all their time-slots are taken):

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are not already a member, please Sign Up for membership on our Join page before making a library appointment.




Tuesdays : 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!

Make appointment

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

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.

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