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 Saturday September 3rd and Monday September 5th for the Labor Day weekend!

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 August newsletter
click here.


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

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
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.  

Multi-Generational Drum Circle
Monday August 22nd @6:30pm
Waverly Town Green
(rain & extreme heat location Mary Flood Room)

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Film Reel
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.

Movies are back!
August 10th at 1:00p.m.
The Crawley family is back!


All I need is a few days at the Beach:
another  puzzle completed!
Thanks Team Portland! 

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.

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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