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


Contact us!

Directions to the Library!

Date/Time: 11/24/2014 2:49 AM 

Digital Library

Overdrive for eBooks


iCONN's One Click Digital


 Link to ENCORE, the new online catalog!

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.

Building Update

The Library bathrooms will be under construction during the coming weeks. The rest rooms are being made more accommodating to individuals with disabilities.  While one bathroom is being improved, the other will be unisex and will require use of a key.  

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!

Passport to CT Libraries
Passport to Connecticut Libraries
Passport CT Libraries

The Connecticut Library Association was proud to sponsor the first Passport to CT Libraries program, running in participating public libraries from September 1st through September 30th. All passports are due back to a participating library by October 4th, 2014.

Statewide Prizes were drawn at the New Milford Public Library on Monday, November 4th, 2014.

Transparent Language

Language Database

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!