You have to live in NE Portland (West of NE 82nd) to be a member!

Click here for a detailed Map of Portland Tool Libraries and what areas they serve.

If you live in a different area of Portland, here are the other tool libraries based on your location:

North Portland Tool Library

Lents and surrounding neighborhoods

SE Portland Tool Library
East Portland Tool Library



      • Members can check out up to seven tools per week from the library during our  Wednesday or Saturday hours.
      • Tools are due back 1 week (7 days) after check out or else late fees will be charged. Tools checked out on Saturdays are due back BEFORE 11AM on the next Saturday.
      • (Late fee is $2 per late hand tool per week. $5 per week for other tools including power tools or high-value tools.) 
      • Members may renew tools one time if the tool is not in high demand. To renew, the tool must be brought into the library.

neptl-bureau-of-planning-1Before being allowed to borrow, you must read and sign the Northeast Portland Tool Library Lending Policy Agreement, fill out and sign an application and waiver and present acceptable proof of identify and a separate proof of residency. You can sign these documents digitally at the Sign Up Here button below.

When you come to the library you need to bring:

Proof of identity can be a driver’s license, passport, or other government-issued identification with photo.


Proof of residency can be a utility bill, mortgage statement, lease agreement, car-insurance or registration card, or similar document that shows a current address in our Northeast Portland service area (currently any NE address west of NE 82nd Ave).

To start your membership

You have to live in NE Portland to be a member! You MUST finish your registration at the NEW MEMBER/RETURNS table at NEPTL before your membership is complete.    

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Also, only members presenting valid member numbers can check out tools. You can’t share your membership or have others check out tools for you.