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

Holiday Schedule


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Date/Time: 5/23/2015 3:12 AM 

Digital Library

Overdrive for eBooks


One Click Digital


 Link to ENCORE, the new online catalog!

CT Driving Tests


Portland Library announces a partnership with Driving-Tests.org to offer free DMV practice tests to library patrons, starting April 16th, 2015. The new service includes free tests, written specifically based on Connecticut’s DMV materials, and is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that allow users to hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask sections of the screen for greater visibility on driving practice tests.  Hundreds of libraries and schools across the country provide this service to their users.

To use this new service, go to Portland Library’s web site database section (right side of each page on the Library's web site).  For additional information, contact the Portland Library.

Zinio for Libraries
Zinio for Libraries

ZinioZinio is an online magazine service accessed from Portland Library's web page, www.portlandlibraryct.org.  Zinio is for patrons with Portland Library cards to read on their phones, tablets, and computers.  It will provide free and unlimited access to the titles to which we subscribe. Patrons may keep their copy of the magazine on their device if they download the issue using free apps. Please see the Information Desk for more details.

Current titles:  American Girl Magazine, Bloomberg Business Week, Conde Nast Traveler, Do It Yourself,ELLE Decor, ESPN, The Magazine, Family Fun, Food Network Magazine, GQ, HGTV Magazine, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, National Geographic, Popular Mechanics, Popular Science, Prevention, Rolling Stone, Runner's World, and Us Weekly.

To get started, click on the zinio logo and enter your library barcode.  You then enter your email address as the user and create a password to create an account.  If you already use the Portland Library's Transparent Language database, you have an account.

Friends of Portland Library

Friends’ Book Collection 2015 Dates: 

June 27 and September 26  

The Friends of the Portland Library  will  be collecting   gently used books, DVDs, CDs, puzzles and games. All donated items must be in “sellable” condition. Thank you for your support!

Friends of Portland Library
Friends of the Portland Library (FPL) is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization whose mission is to support the Portland Library in its efforts to offer quality facilities, services and programs.  

Transparent Language

Transparent Language

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

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Library Programs

Want to attend a Portland Library program?
Many of the programs at the Portland Library require registration.
To register for a program, telephone the Library, ask at the Library's Information Desk, or click on CALENDAR.

Program Information:  ADULT, CHILDREN, and TEEN!