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

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]

Free Seed Swap – Sat, Feb 20, 2016

seed swap at the SEPTL

  Have you noticed that days are getting longer, daffodils are starting to show their green tips and the buds on your trees are swelling? Yep, that’s right. Spring is just around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about putting … [Continue reading]

Free DIY Insulation Workshop Sat, Feb 6, 2016

The Community Energy Project will walk you through the process of insulating your attic step by step, covering: Safety best practices How to conduct your own energy audit / project planning Air sealing Exhaust and ventilation, for moisture … [Continue reading]

You’re invited to our Open House!

We’re having an open house to show off our new space and its beautiful new mural, celebrate the completion of our big move, and recognize our upcoming sixth anniversary serving the Southeast Portland community! Stop by our new (heated!) location … [Continue reading]

We’ll reopen Jan 5, 2016

We've been open in our new space for a week now, and everyone's reaction has been wonderfully positive. It's warm (I keep saying that!), and lit, and has far more space. There is music, and room for a tool repair workbench that will help us get … [Continue reading]

Opening at our new home Tues, Dec 15

We're gonna be ready! We'll be open for regular business right on schedule - beginning this Tuesday, December 15, 5:45 - 7 pm. So come on in... borrow tools... return tools... become a new member... or just sight-see! There will be wrinkles … [Continue reading]