North Portland Tool Library



What Is NPTL?

The North Portland Tool Library (NPTL) fosters sustainability and builds community by loaning tools and providing practical education to residents of North Portland.

Who volunteers?

The North Portland Tool Library has only a single quarter-time employee. We are almost entirely volunteer-run. The tool library needs YOU to volunteer!

Benefits of Volunteering

  • Join a community
  • Credit toward overdue tool fines
  • Letter of reference

When can I volunteeer?

  • Mondays from 6:30-8pm are VOLUNTEER NIGHT for volunteers ONLY!
  • Tuesdays from 5-7:30pm & Saturdays from 9am to 2:30pm. Drop in or sign up for a full or partial shift in advance in person. Shifts include: front desk, tool repair, and tool guide.
  • Irregularly-scheduled events and workshops
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