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

We’re ready! Now can you help us move the tools?



Our new, warm, well-lit space at the Hinson Memorial Church (SE Salmon and 20th Ave) is about ready. It’s time to move our tools!

This will be done in two phases:

  1. From Monday, Nov 30 until Friday, December 4 we’ll be packing up 30 plastic bins with our tools and stacking them so they’ll be ready for the big move on Dec 5.
  2. The exciting event, Moving Day itself, will be on Saturday Dec 5.

Would you like to help with any or all of this?

  • Loading bins during the week


  • Moving everything on Sat Dec 5?

Click the button to tell us how and when:

I can help!

Donations (tax deductible!) still needed:

Another Chromebox computer.
Another Chromebook computer.
A monitor with HDMI or Displayport input.
A mobile device compatible with the new contactless Square card reader (click to see the list)
Please contact the Webmaster if you can donate one of these.

Our first set of shelves are up!


We have a lot of work yet to do, but are still on target to move in to the new space in mid December. After months of preparation and hard work by so many of our loyal members, at long we got to assemble our first shelving.  I am utterly … [Continue reading]

On target for our mid-December move


The preparations for our move are going great. In our new space at the Hinson Church we've got the carpet lifted, vinyl asbestos tile removed by an abatement contractor, the concrete floor cleaned up, ground and refinished and so far we've moved in … [Continue reading]

The move: Help with the shelving?


Okay, we've ripped up the carpet in the new space and have hired a flooring contractor to grind and refinish the concrete floor and seal it with low VOC water-based epoxy. This should all be finished before the end of September! Then... our … [Continue reading]

We found a new home!


For years we’ve been searching for a larger, better location. Thanks for all the leads you’ve given us! At long last, all that effort has paid off. We finally found a new home for the tool library. I know, exciting, isn’t it? The new … [Continue reading]

Board Meeting July 9, 2015

A regular Board meeting of the SE Portland Tool Library (SEPTL) was held 7/09/2015 at ADX 417 SE 11th Ave, Portland, Oregon. The meeting convened at 7:00 PM, President Sean Barnett presiding. Members in attendance (* = Board member) Sean … [Continue reading]

We’re back in business!

  The paperwork issue turned out to be merely a miscommunication. So, really good news, we'll be open as usual for tools returns, loans, renewals, new members, donations... and general schmoozing. Late Fines were waived last night … [Continue reading]

No new loans!

We are unable to lend out tools while we await some paperwork from our fiscal sponsor. However, we WILL be here for tool RETURNS during our regular hours. So please bring them in on time to avoid Late Fines! We're hoping to be back up and … [Continue reading]

Two major announcements about our Saturday hours.


Important news about our Saturday hours: 1) Our new hours, effective this Saturday, July 25, 2015 will have our doors close at noon on Saturdays. 2) And as of Saturday, August 1, 2015 the deadline for return of tools on Saturdays moves to 11am … [Continue reading]

Closing at noon Sat, July 18 due to lack of volunteers

Due to a lack of volunteers, we will have to CLOSE AT NOON Saturday July 18, 2015. Tools are due back by noon, as always. With YOUR help, we can keep our doors open more reliably. You can get involved right here, and thanks. Image courtesy … [Continue reading]