Portland Library Hours:
Monday - Thursday     10:00-8:00
Friday                          10:00-5:00
Saturday                     10:00-3:00
20 Freestone Avenue Portland, CT

Curbside pickup  always available!

The Library will be closed on Monday, October 10, for a holiday. 

Contact Us

  Staff in the Library are always available by email and phone as well:
Faxing, copying & scanning services are available curbside as well!

For the September newsletter
click here.

LCI Mobile: a new free mobile app for your cell phone or tablet lets you reserve museum passes, resister for events, browse the catalog and check your account.  Go to your app store on your device & in the Search field type:
Library Connection Mobile
Museum Passes & Yard Games
Yard Games are available for a 3 day loan period!
List of Museums


To Print from Email on any device, forward the email directly to the library’s print system at
ppl-portland-pl-bw-letter@printspots.com or

Documents sent to the printer  are saved for 72 hours then automatically deleted.

Artist Reception Hosted by Friends of the Portland Library

Sarah Schneiderman, artist

Saturday September 10th 1-3pm

 “Breaking Political Barriers 2020/2021”
consists of portraits of elected persons who are members of marginalized groups, produced in part, to remind us why we all need to vote, no matter our political beliefs. Sarah Schneiderman transforms non-recyclable trash and repurposed objects into realistic and finely crafted images. 


Schneiderman has shown across the United States from Georgia to Washington state and Maine to California.

Join remote meeting access through Zoom 
the Meeting ID is 8603426777 and  the Passcode is Portland

Film Reel
Movies are back!
September 14th at 1:00p.m.


Upcoming Child Events

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E-Books & E-Audio

E-Books, E-Audiobooks & E-Magazines

Click here for  Libby

Libby, by OverDrive

Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your phone or tablet using the Libby app by OverDrive.  Learn more at overdrive.com/apps/libby/.

on your desktop visit libbyapp.com in your Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge browser.


E-books, E-audiobooks,
Comics & Movies:

No waiting, always available to borrow!

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Coming Soon! The Palace Project is an app that allows digital access to the State Library's collection of e-books. While still in development, this app will offer free access to over 10,000 open-license e-books.

Letterboxing Challenge
We've worked with the Middlesex Land Trust to hide nine children's book-themed letterboxes in Land Trust properties in Portland and Cobalt. Click HERE for a complete map. How many can you find?

New to letterboxing? All you need is a notebook, a rubber stamp and a sense of adventure. Learn more about this fun hobby HERE.  
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Temporary Library Card

Click here to apply
for a temporary library card!
Portland residents can register online as a patron of our library and get temporary access to request materials and use some
online resources. If you do not visit Portland Library to complete the registration process within 30 days, this account will be deleted.
Please bring proof of residency, such as a photo ID, utility bill, or other official mail to the library and we will then provide you
with your physical library card.

Do you have a question?
This service is meant for brief factual questions
(a definition, a date, a phone number, what library in the area has the item you are looking for, etc.)

If you need an immediate answer, please call the
Library at

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