SouthEast PortlandTool Library
Like the public library... but for tools

Holiday Closure Schedule


In order to give our volunteers a much-needed break after keeping the library running this year, we're going to be closed for a week in November and two weeks in December and January. Here are the details: November: We will be closed November … [Continue reading]

Repair PDX returns to SEPTL

SEPTL Repair Cafe 9_15_16

Hi all out in SEPTL land! It’s that time of year again - time for another Repair PDX event at the Hinson Church (our SEPTL home). This time the crew will be repairing bikes, small appliances and  any sewing repairs that you might need (remember it … [Continue reading]

Seed Saving Workshop

Seed Swap 2016 full pg highres

We're pleased to announce that Southeast Portland Tool Library will be hosting a free workshop all about seed saving in September! The workshop will be presented by Jennie London, a Seed Club Coordinator with Grow Portland. The workshop … [Continue reading]

Even MORE new tools!


We're really pleased to add even more of the tools you've asked for. Happy creating! … [Continue reading]

Lots of new tools for you

Low profile Belt sander

With your generous donations and late fine payments, we've been buying tools for all our members to create really great stuff, maintain yards and houses, and all those other wonderful things we do with SEPTL tools.  Here are some of the new … [Continue reading]

FREE Workshop: Lead-Safe Home Projects, Sat Jun 4, 2016


Keep Yourself Safe from Lead Paint Hazards There's an awful lot of lead paint out there. And our members are famous DIYers. If you are scraping, sanding, or otherwise disturbing any painted surface in pre-1978 housing, you may be exposing yourself … [Continue reading]

Free Repair Cafe, May 19, 2016


WHAT: Repair Cafe WHERE: SEPTL DATE: Thursday, May 19, 2016 TIME:  6 - 8:30 pm Register This is SEPTL's fourth Repair Cafe, a festive event where volunteers from all over Portland will be on hand to fix items as well as teach participants … [Continue reading]

Tool Sharpening May 28, 2016


GET YOUR TOOLS and KNIVES SHARPENED - AND HELP SEPTL TOO! DATE: Saturday, May 28, 2016 TIME: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm WHERE:  At SEPTL - corner of SE 20th Ave and SE Salmon St (1137 SE 20th Ave). Here’s the flyer. This is the time to get a fine … [Continue reading]

Division Hardware Prizes and Celebration


Division Hardware (who you may recall generously donated all our new metal shelves) is inviting you to their Renovation Celebrations. First off, there is a drawing for a Grand Prize Package: Two night stay in an Ocean View King Suite plus a … [Continue reading]

Help run the tool library. Yes you!


Now we need your help. --- Hello SEPTL member! We're looking for some friendly folks to help us out with running the tool library. Please take a look at the descriptions below, and send us a message at if you’d like to … [Continue reading]