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

Summer Schedule
(July - August 2015)
Mon - Thurs ~ 10:00 am until 8:00 pm
Friday ~ 10:00 until 5:00 pm
Saturday ~ 10:00 am until 3:00 pm

Holiday Schedule


Contact us!


Directions to the Library!

Date/Time: 8/30/2015 7:49 AM 

Digital Library

Overdrive for eBooks


One Click Digital


 Link to ENCORE, the online catalog!

Summer Reading
Summer Reading 2015

Participants of all ages may begin to log on to the ONLINE SYSTEM to set up their profiles and REGISTER FOR EVENTS beginning June 1st.  Brochures are available at the Library!
The Portland Library’s 2015 Summer Reading Program will run from June 19th - August 21st, 2015.

Adult Programs Teen Programs Children's Programs Preschool Programs SummerReading Club Login
Third Thursdays
SunPortland Library sponsors Third Thursdays in Portland
Art on Display

Art by Paula SlymArt on Display

Self-taught, Paula’s work is unfettered by the structure of a professional artist; she paints with emotion, focusing on unique landscapes or majestic animals, and this is evident in each of her unique pieces.  Paula’s pieces are part of many local collections.  This is her second show at the library and her first show with her daughter, Amanda Rasch.   Their art is available for purchase unless otherwise noted.
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

Next Friends’ Book Collection 2015 Date: 

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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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!