Portland Library Hours:
Monday -- Thursday 10:00-6:00
Friday 10:00-5:00
Saturday 10:00-2:00
Curbside Hours:
Monday -- Thursday 10:00-5:00
Tuesday & Wednesday 6:00-7:00
   Friday   10:00-4:45
 Saturday 10:00-1:45    
The Book Drop is open 24/7!!!

Contact Us

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


                             No appointments needed!

    For information regarding library hours or 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!


The Library was founded May 4, 1895: 126 years young!


The Library will be closed Monday May 31st.

For the May newsletter click here.

Museum Passes
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.

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

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Looking for some recommended reading or items to request? 
The Library has some booklists of the latest books: click here

Zoom Meetings

To join Portland Library's virtual meetings, click on
"Join remote meeting access through Zoom" 
ID: 8603426777
Passcode: Portland
Tuesday May 25th at 6:30p.m. click here to register

Eco-Safari of the Connecticut River Watershed: Adult program
Conservation Biologist Jim Arrigoni

In this interactive webinar conservation biologist Jim Arrigoni, from the CT Audubon Society, will take you on a virtual tour of the Connecticut River watershed, highlighting the flora and fauna and unique aspects of its natural and human history.
The Connecticut River is recognized as one of the most ecologically and culturally important rivers on the U.S. east coast.

Jim has two decades of fieldwork experience with birds, amphibians, reptiles, fish and aquatic insects in far-flung locations from his roots in New England to the Pacific Northwest, Belize, and Hong Kong. 

Zoom program. Thanks to the Friends of the Library for this program.

2020 Tax Forms
Request IRS tax forms and Instructions for curbside delivery!
2020 Federal tax forms due May 17, 2021

The Connecticut Department of Revenue Services (DRS) is NOT sending printed
forms or instructions to libraries this year. 

You can download Forms and Instructions using this link to  the DRS website. 

State Tax Form and Instruction Requests by Mail

You are welcome to contact DRS at the phone number below to request tax forms, booklets, and instructions that DRS maintains in-house and can mail directly to
your home address.

Normal DRS Business Hours

Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Phone (to ask questions and request paper forms by mail)

860-297-5962 (from anywhere)

800-382-9463 (Connecticut calls outside the Greater Hartford calling area only)

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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Send questions to the Information Staff.


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 1-860-342-6770.

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