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

Get great loot!


This year our members have:

created chairs. refinished tables. built shelves for their children. built shelves for their liquor. hung sheet rock. painted ceilings. put up new walls. stripped paint. drilled 6,354,204 holes (okay I made that up). changed the oil in their car. extracted broken screws. tuned up their bicycles. measured energy use by appliances. mowed lawns. trimmed hedges. limbed trees. killed trees :( . reseeded lawns. vacuumed attics. built retaining walls. removed stumps. chopped wood for cozy fires. need I go on?


All this. All of it. Is made possible by your donations.

And now you can get a THANK YOU gift IN RETURN!

Simply donate to “Portland Tool Libraries” in the Community section of the Willamette Week Give!Guide and get great loot!

Look for “Portland Tool Libraries” in the Community category, OR more simply:

Give! Now

And thanks!

Attic insulation workshop, Jan 10, 2015


Community Energy Project has a new workshop that teaches you how to insulate your unused, flat attic (the space between your roof and ceiling). This is a great workshop for those looking to save money, reduce their carbon footprint, understand the … [Continue reading]

Closed for Thanksgiving, naturally.


It comes as no surprise, I'm sure, but just in case you wondered, we're closed for Thanksgiving! Have a great day with friends and family. … [Continue reading]

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


  Give! Now Great 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 … [Continue reading]

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]