We’re Hiring!

The North Portland Tool Library is hiring a part-time Volunteer Coordinator. If you are interested, please fill out an application and send it in by 5pm on Monday, July 13.


The North Portland Tool Library (NPTL) is dedicated to fostering sustainability and building community by loaning tools and providing practical education to residents of North Portland.

We currently have over 1500 power and hand tools. The library includes tools for gardening, carpentry, plumbing, electrical work, and–a new and growing collection–kitchen tools. We also have cool random tools that can improve your life such as a metal detector and a bike cart.

Do you think we should have a tool we don’t? Call or email us about donating one. Would you like us to be open more hours? Consider volunteering your time and energy.

Our tool list is representative of the kinds of tools we carry but our stock is constantly changing due to maintenance, repair and donations.

In many cases we have a more than one of each tool on the list in stock. The best way to get familiar with the collection is to stop by during regular library hours and take a look around.

You are also welcome to give us a call to see if the particular tool or tools that you need are available. However, we do operate on a first come, first served basis and the tool library can be very busy.

Please Note: At this time we DO NOT place items on hold.

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