NPTL is CLOSED until further notice.
We will not charge fines while we are closed.
We are considering ways to reopen the tool library for limited service – watch this space for updates or sign up for emails with the link at the bottom of the page.
We are keeping an eye on federal, state, and local guidelines regarding COVID-19.
Please do not return tools. If you have tools you must return because you are unable to safely store them, contact us at email@example.com to make special arrangements.
Let us know if you have any questions, and do whatever you need to stay healthy.
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.
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.