Portland Public Library   


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

Mon-Thurs 10:00a.m.- 8:00p.m. 
Fri & Sat    10:00a.m.- 5:00p.m.


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Date/Time: 1/21/2017 8:11 AM 

Digital Library

Overdrive for eBooks

OneClick Digital link



Facebook link
ENCORE, our online catalog
LCI online catalogLibrary Connection is a consortium of 30 libraries (including Portland Library) that share a library catalog and resources.
Click here to go to the catalog.

Take a look at
NoveList for suggestions on books of different genres and for books in series order.


Click on the Zinio for Libraries logo at left.

NEW ONLINE SERVICE - Zinio Magazines: 

For anyone holding a valid Portland Library card, a new collection of more than 60 online popular magazines is now available through ONE CLICK Digital. Use the Zinio for Libraries mobile app to read your magazines and check out magazines. You may keep the magazines on your device as long as you wish.  With no limit to the number who may check out an issue, the magazine you want is always available. EBooks are also available through One Click.  Visit the Library’s webpage at www.portlandlibraryct.org and find the links and instructions to use these services and many more, available 24/7. Or call 860-342-6770 for more information.

At the Library


Library Closed:

Monday February 20 for Presidents DayPresidents Day




Friends Read & Recycle 
Saturday January 21 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon

The Friends of the Portland Library’s next intake date is  Saturday, January 21 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The Friends of the Portland Library will collect  gently used books, DVDs, CDs, puzzles and games. Thank you for your support.

Thursday January 26, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
Android Smart Phones with Max

Max Rowe, from Library Connection, Inc., will demonstrate how to use an Android Phone! Topics include…
How to make a call; How to add contacts; How to text; How to email
How to take photos; How data plans work; How to connect to WiFi  &  How to download Apps.
 Registration Required to attend this free workshop!

Monday February 6, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.iphone image
iPhone Smart Phones with Max
Max Rowe, from Library Connection, Inc., will demonstrate how to use an  iPhone! Topics include…
How to make a call; How to add contacts; How to text; How to email
How to take photos; How data plans work; How to connect to WiFi;  How to download Apps * How to do FaceTime.

Registration Required to attend this free workshop!

Wednesday February 15, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
Tech Talk with Kevin 

Trouble with EMAIL? Don’t know how to open an email account?  Want to find friends & family on Facebook? We have asked our favorite tech guru, Kevin Armstrong, to come back and share his expertise.  February’s Tech Talk focus is Email & Facebook accounts and usage.

Registration Required to attend this free workshop!
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IRS Forms and Publications
Important Federal Tax Information at the Portland Library!
We have Connecticut Income tax forms, 
CT-1040 booklets available now!
Federal Forms 1040, 1040A & 1040EZ are in!


Portland Library is still waiting to receive some of the 2016 Federal Forms.  Call us at 860-342-6770 or check back at this home page to see if  we have received copies of the forms.
You can obtain copies of forms and instructions that you need by calling the IRS at 1-800-829-3676 or by visiting 

Tax forms and publications can be found online at  http://www.irs.gov/Forms-&-Pubs.

Staff at the Portland Library will be available to help you in using the IRS web site so that you can print the forms and instructions that you need.  Please ask for assistance at the Information Desk.  We have also received a notebook of reproducible forms and instructions that patrons can use to photocopy.

Printing charges:  the 1st 2 pages are free each day and additional pages are $0.15/per page.
Art on Display

ArtArt at the Library

The 5th Annual Members Show of The Art Guild of Middletown will have their art on exhibit during the month of January.  The art featured will be in a variety of media such as oil, watercolors, acrylic and pastels; many will be available for sale. 

Printable Museum Passes
Museum Passes Available at the Portland Library!
Portland Library now offers more convenience to its popular museum pass service.  Fifteen of its 20 passes are now printable passes.  When you reserve a pass online, a printable pass may be generated at that point.  You take the printable pass to the participating museum or zoo for entrance or to receive a discount.  The printable pass does not need to be returned to the Portland Library.
The remaining passes will be checked out using the standard procedures.  These nonprintable passes must be returned by midnight of the reservation day (the day of your visit to the museum) since other patrons may be waiting to use the pass the next day.

Printable passes: Children’s Museum/Roaring Brook Nature Center, Connecticut River Museum, Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Florence Griswold Museum, Imagine Nation Children’s Museum, Lutz Children’s Museum, Mark Twain House, Mystic Seaport, New Britain Museum of American Art, New England Air Museum, New Haven Museum, Peabody Museum of Natural History, Roger Williams Park Zoo, and Wadsworth Atheneum

Nonprintable passes:  Beardsley Zoo, KidCity Children’s Museum, Maritime Aquarium & Imax, Mystic Aquarium, and No Child Left Inside/State Parks & Forests’ Day Pass

Coupon: Connecticut Science Center
Reserve passes at online or request that staff reserve the pass for you at the Library’s Information Desk.  Instructions are given on the web page.  

The Friends of the Portland Library supports the museum pass service.
Please contact the Portland Library at 860-342-6770 for additional information.

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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!