Tools and the Power to use them.

The North Portland Tool Library (NPTL) is a community resource dedicated to building community and fostering sustainability by providing residents with tools and the power to use them. We loan a wide variety of tools to community members free of charge. The NPTL benefits North Portland residents by reducing the costs of maintaining and improving the places in which we live, work, and play. The NTPL support diverse, livable neighborhoods and fosters community pride.


I think its easy to overlook the fact that we are a non-profit and we run on volunteers.  We have been blessed this year with many new and committed volunteers, but really, its not enough!

Can you spare 2 hours on a Saturday?  We need folks who can help check in/out tools,  help keep the library clean and orderly and help members find solutions!  All of this is done in conjunction with our Tool Coordinator or a board member so you are never alone.  If you are interested in volunteering even one weekend please follow the link to Volunteerspot or email us at

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot

Registration with the Library is free to all residents of North Portland. Please see the membership tab for additional details about registration and requirements.

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