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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Directions to the Library!

Date/Time: 12/22/2014 1:16 AM 

Digital Library

Overdrive for eBooks


iCONN's One Click Digital


 Link to ENCORE, the new online catalog!

Zinio for Libraries
Zinio for Libraries:  BRAND NEW!

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.  To view the magazines you selected, you will be asked to set a new password.

Food for Fines

November 17, 2014 through December 31, 2014   |
Shopping cartYou may pay overdue library fines with non-perishable food items that will be given to the Portland Food Bank. Please bring your  donations to the circulation desk so that your fines may be cancelled.  We ask that your donations reflect the spirit of the season. Food may not be used to pay for missing/lost items.

Friends of Portland Library

Mark your Calendar:

Holiday Book Store

Come join us on Saturday, December 6th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Portland Library for the opening of our annual Holiday Book Store featuring coffee table books and holiday books.

Friends’ Book Collection 2015 Dates: 

January 10,  March 28,  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 to all of our wonderful volunteers and patrons who shopped at the Friends Annual Book Sale in October. 
Thank you for your support!

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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Would you like to know what's happening at the Portland Library?  Learn about special events and other news by email.  Click on Subscribe to Library News  to complete the form. 

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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!