Portland Public Library   


Portland Library
20 Freestone Avenue
Portland, CT 06480
Tel:  860-342-6770
Fax:  860-342-6778


Mon - Wed  ~ 10:00 am until 8:00 pm
Thursday ~ 12:00 noon until 8:00 pm
Fri and Sat ~ 10:00 am until 5:00 pm

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Date/Time: 7/31/2014 7:38 PM 

Digital Library

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Summer Reading 2014

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What's New at the Library

Portland Library Launches Online Language

Learning Resource

Portland Library is pleased to announce the availability of Transparent Language Online for Libraries, the most complete language-learning solution available anywhere.  Transparent Language is a highly regarded and proven system providing the widest variety of high-quality learning material and seamless integration of real-life language use. 

With 80+ languages from which to choose, there is something for every language learner.  Through www.portlandlibraryct.org, patrons of Portland Library will have unlimited access to more than 80 online language courses, packed with pronunciation, speech, grammar, writing and vocabulary-building lessons. Patrons have the ability to write or speak their answers, practice pronunciation by slowing down the on-screen examples, and converse with native speakers though interactive videos. Transparent Language Online delivers all language-learning materials online with no additional media, such as CDs, flash drives, or DVDs. Patrons can learn on their own time, at their own pace in the library, in the comfort of their own home, or on the go with Byki Mobile for the iPhone® and Android™. 

Please see a library staff member at Portland Library for more information on how to access this service.

New Computer System

The Portland Library implemented a new computer system in early June. Computerized library systems came into use in Connecticut in the early-to-mid 1980s and have continued to evolve.  The new system, also used by the Lion, Inc. consortium which serves central Connecticut libraries such as Middletown and East Haddam’s libraries, is a product of Innovative Interfaces Inc.  Encore, the catalog or public side of the system, will be easier to use, offering more intuitive searching across the full network of 30 member libraries.  Established services such as emailed due date reminders, online renewal, and the ability to reserve items from home will remain in place.  Many internal processes such as issuing library cards, compiling library use statistics, and assisting users are expected to be more user-friendly for staff and more efficient.

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