Portland Library Hours:
Monday - Thursday 10:00-7:00
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.
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!
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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
The Library will be closed Saturday September 4th through Monday September 6th for Labor Day!
SUMMER READING 2021
(going into grades K-5)
CT Audubon Society Presentation
All about Owls
Tuesday July 27th at 6:30p.m.
a Multi-generational Zoom presentation ages 10-adult
To join Portland Library's virtual meetings, click on
(going into grades 6-12)
Museum Passes & Yard Games
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!
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/.
Comics & Movies:
No waiting, always available to borrow!
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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
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.