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

We’re in the Willamette Week 2014 Give!Guide !


Give! Now

GiveGuide2014Great news! The SE, NE and N Portland Tool Libraries have joined up to be in Willamette Week’s 2014 Give!Guide. The Give!Guide provides an opportunity for you to support some of Portland’s best nonprofit organizations, and get great incentives & prizes in return! It’s a fun and rewarding way for you to support SEPTL.

When you make a Give!Guide donation, you’ll be making it to “Portland Tool Libraries” and helping three tool libraries keep tools in the hands of clever DIYers just like you!

The Give!Guide is live, and donations are accepted through midnight on December 31st. Look for “Portland Tool Libraries” in the Community category, OR more simply:

Give! Now

SEPTL in Sharing Economy video

Last summer an Italian video maker asked if he could film our tool library in the context of an article being written about Portland's Sharing Economy. Here's the video. You can jump to 1:48 to go right to SEPTL, but I enjoyed watching the bike … [Continue reading]

Closing at noon Sat, Nov 1, 2014


  We will have to CLOSE AT NOON AM Saturday Nov 1, 2014 due to a lack of volunteers. Tools are due back, as always, by noon. Although we have several thousand members, and a large handful of really dedicated volunteers, we have too few … [Continue reading]

Energy-Efficiency & Comfort Workshop – Sat, Oct 25, 2014


We're really excited to offer you a new and incredibly valuable Home Energy-Efficiency & Comfort Workshop, presented by Doug Kagel of Jacobs Heating and Air Conditioning. Doug gave us a quick preview at a recent Board meeting, and we were really … [Continue reading]

Repair Cafe Nov 14, 2014


WHAT: Repair Cafe WHERE: St David of Wales Church, Parish Hall DATE: Friday, November 14, 2014 TIME: 6 - 9 pm FLYER: click to see Register Feel free to contact Lauren from Repair PDX at (503) 810-9116 or email if you have … [Continue reading]

Tool Repair aka Pizza Events


Well your friends and neighbors have been busy again. Over two days this week, twelve (12!) volunteers spent several hours evaluating damaged tools,  repairing when possible, and recycling when the item was beyond hope. We always have a great time, … [Continue reading]

Even MORE new tools for you.


We've pooled your generous donations and bought even more tools for you to use: __ Toro 12 amp Variable Speed Electric Blower Vacuum. #31893 ____________________________ Chicago Electric  18 Volt Cordless 1/2 in. Drill/Driver with Keyless … [Continue reading]

Hospital treats SEPTL volunteer as VIP


There are so many benefits to becoming a SEPTL volunteer, but here's one we had not recognized 'til now. For the past few weeks, Thursday night visitors may have noticed that I have been trying, poorly, to fill in for Joe who injured a knee and is … [Continue reading]

Recent tool purchases


Overdue fines and your generous donations allow us to purchase new tools. Recent additions are: PORTER-CABLE  Oil-Free UMC Pancake Compressor with 13-Piece Accessory Kit #31869 ___________________________________ DEWALT  2.4 Amp 1/4 Sheet … [Continue reading]

Neighborhood Fairs and Picnics, oh my!

Steve Couche, the driving force who made SEPTL a reality in 2010, is still out at every opportunity letting our neighbors know about the wonder that is the Tool Library. On July 26th, Steve will have a table set up at the Division/Clinton Street … [Continue reading]