Portland Library Hours:
Monday - Thursday     10:00-7:00
Friday                          10:00-5:00
Saturday                     10:00-2:00
Curbside pickup  always available!

Connecticut Summer at the Museum –
Free Admission for Kids
From July 1 to September 6
Connecticut children age 18 and under plus one accompanying adult can visit participating museums free of charge through the Connecticut Summer at the Museum program. The program is part of Governor Lamont’s larger plan to use recovery funds to provide students and families with engaging summer enrichment and learning experiences in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please make sure you check each museum for online advance ticketing and reservations, as they may be required.

Contact Us

  Staff in the Library are always available by email and phone as well:
Faxing, copying & scanning services are available curbside as well!
The Book Drop is open 24/7!!!

For any additional information regarding library services or to request 

curbside pickup, call the library at  860-342-6770.

Portland Library is Online 24/7!
Search and Request materials on the Encore catalog and enjoy
virtual programs, eBooks, information, research, and more!
Visit us on Facebook and Instagram!

Per Board of Selectmen's meeting May 19th and Chatham Health District's guidelines & best practices, masks are required for indoor visits to the Portland Library. Click here for more info.

Circulating Game Collection 

Portland Library is now circulating a variety of games  for three-week loans. We have something for everyone, from single-player puzzle challenges to family board games for the youngest players. For a complete list of titles, click HERE


Thank you to the Community Foundation of Middlesex County and Peach Pit Foundation

For the July newsletter click here.

The Library will be closed Saturday September 4th through Monday September 6th for Labor Day!



Early Literacy
(ages 0-4)


(going into grades K-5)

CT Audubon Society Presentation
All about Owls
Tuesday July 27th at 6:30p.m.
Click here

a Multi-generational Zoom presentation ages 10-adult
Close Up Owl

Zoom Meetings

To join Portland Library's virtual meetings, click on
"Join remote meeting access through Zoom" 
ID: 8603426777
Passcode: Portland
Drumming fun this Summer 2021!

Monday August 9 at 6:30p.m.

& Monday September 13
at 6:00p.m.  on the Waverly Green
Multi-generational Drumming Circles

Gather for a West African-inspired drum circle


(going into grades 6-12)



Museum Passes & Yard Games
The Portland Library offers museum passes for free or discounted access to your favorite museums!
The library recommends that you check the individual museum's web site calendar or call ahead prior to visiting
to be certain that the museum or the area of the museum you plan to visit will be open. 
Especially given the current pandemic, many museums are limiting hours or are still closed at this time.  
And many require online reservations using their websites.
Yard Games are available for a 3 day loan period!
Looking for some recommended reading or items to request? 
The Library has some booklists of the latest books: click here

E-Books & E-audio

E-Books, E-Audiobooks & E-Magazines

Libby, by OverDrive

Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your phone or tablet using the Libby app by OverDrive. You can even send and read your borrowed ebooks to your Kindle ereader! It’s free and easy to get started for new users and a streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users. Learn more at overdrive.com/apps/libby/.

If you currently use the legacy OverDrive app and need assistance, visit overdrive.com/apps/libby/.


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

No waiting, always available to borrow!

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Movies are back!

Wednesday August 18th at 1:00p.m.

Based on a true story, when a small-town bartender takes in a young horse with no experience on how to raise it, she and her neighbors begin taking on and sharing this responsibility as this unlikely steed will be bred and trained to take on the track. With little funding to make this venture work, everyone pulls together the cash they have to ensure this horse has what it takes to run with the best racers around. Toni Collette, Damian Lewis.
114 minutes, PG. Registration Requested!


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.

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