What is a Tool Library?

Tool libraries are just like traditional libraries, but with tools instead of books.

Why would someone want to use a Tool Library?

They are a great resource for people who can’t (or don’t want to) buy tools they are only going to use once in a while.

Maybe you need a tile cutter for a kitchen remodel. Come borrow ours. How about a miter saw to build that treehouse? We have 2! Want to fertilize or reseed your lawn? We have spreaders to loan. Our members may borrow these items free of charge for a 7-day period.

Check out our ever-growing tool inventory here.

Is this Portland’s only Tool Library?

Nope, Portland has FIVE! EPTL is filling in the last unserved area of east Portland. If you live:
* North of Division * East of 82nd * South of the Columbia River * West of Gresham city limits, you fall within EPTL’s boundaries. To learn more, visit the Membership page or email us .

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If you do not reside in our territory, there may be another library to serve you. Click the image above for a basic map of our city’s amazing tool lending locations: