Portland Library Hours:
Monday - Thursday 10:00-8:00
20 Freestone Avenue Portland, CT
Curbside pickup always available!
The Library will be closed on Monday, October 10, for a holiday.
Staff in the Library are always available by email and phone as well:
Faxing, copying & scanning services are available curbside as well!
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
Movies are back!
September 14th at 1:00p.m.
Upcoming Child Events
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.
Comics & Movies:
No waiting, always available to borrow!
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.
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.
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