Portland Public Library   


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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.

Hours

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

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Date/Time: 11/17/2017 7:55 PM 

Digital Library

Overdrive for eBooks

OneClick Digital 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.


 

New! 

Hoopla

The digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. Hundreds of thousands of titles are available to choose from, with more being added daily.


 

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.

 

How much are the Library's services and materials actually worth to you?
Click the calculator on the left and input the average amount of materials borrowed, services used, and programs attended at the Portland Library.  The value of all those "free" activities may surprise you!

Computers in the Children's Area

 

Early Literacy Computer Station Added

In September 2014, the Youth Services Department added an AWE Early Literacy Computer Station to its list of services. Stocked with more than 40 games that build skills in the areas of reading, words and phonics; science and nature; math and problem solving; reference; music and arts; writing and computer skills; and social studies and geography, this colorful touch-screen computer is great for kids between the ages of 2-8. Users may sign up at the children’s reference desk to use the computer.

 

Portland Library Computer Information

We have two computers with Internet access in the Children's Department that can be used by patrons under the age of 11. Only children or others accompanied by children are allowed to use these computers. 

Please note the following when using the computers:

  • Parents and guardians will have to sign a Public Computer Procedures form the first time their child uses a computer.
  • If others are waiting, use is restricted to 30 minutes per user. 
  • There is filtering software on the computers in the Children's Department. 
  • Please, no eating or drinking at the computer. 
  • Our printing rates are as follows: Each user is allowed two free black and white pages. Additional pages are $.15 per page. Color copies are always $.50 per page. 

Recommended Websites for Children: 

American Library Association's Great Websites for Children

Cool Math Games

Disney Fairy Online Games

Fun Brain

KidsReads

Lego

PBS Kids Play

SwitchZoo

Search Engines
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!