The following locations are not open to the public until April 20, 2020
(due to the Covid-19 virus):
Portland Library and Satellite locations
Staff in the Library will be available by email and phone contact ONLY: Portland Library | 860-342-6770 or
Please check our Portland Town website for UPDATED information.
Access the April 2020 edition of the Portland on the Move Newsletter HERE!
E-Books & E-audio
e-magazines for adults and kids
K-6 children's ebook database
K-6 children's ebook database
K-6 math ebook database
gr 7-12 ebook database
all ages audio book database
romance ebooks for adults
of the Month
Check out the Early Learning, Kids, and Activity Corner tabs for printable activities for children including coloring sheets, tracing activities, games, recipes, arts and crafts
News and Announcements
Come in and get a Library Card...
Library cards are free to all residents of Portland. All you need is a picture ID with your Portland address or a picture ID and a piece of mail with proof of your Portland address. Portland residents of all ages may obtain cards; if you are under 18, your parent or guardian must sign the library card application.
**While the library is closed for construction, you can also apply for a temporary library card to access our ebooks and online materials. For more details about library cards, visit our My Account page.**
The Library will be closed for renovations starting March 9th!
The Portland Library Improvement Project has started. Your library will be taking on a fresh new appearance! With a grant from the Connecticut State Library and matching funds from the Portland Library Endowment Fund, your library will soon be updated to provide improved ambiance, accessibility, and connectivity.
Fun, virtual activities from Home
Read ebooks! Listen to audio books! Watch videos! With your Portland Library card and an OverDrive app or the Libby App (both of which are available for free in your App store). , you can borrow/place holds on 10 titles. Enjoy!
Borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. You must have a valid Portland Library card to set up an account on Hoopla and you may now borrow up to 5 items a month.
Want to learn a new language? Look no further. Transparent Language Online is a great place to start your language journey. With over 100 languages to learn and many other resources, Transparent Language Online is the way to go.
Take almost any class online. Universal class provides accounting, social work, history and so much more!
Questions for 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.
NEW: Automatic Renewals!
Beginning January 1st, any item checked out at the
Portland Library and eligible for renewal will be automatically renewed. Renewals won’t happen for Zoom books, items with holds for another patron, or if the user's library card is expired or blocked. Please note, our renewal policies have not changed,
everything has stayed the same with the exception that your renewals will happen automatically.
If you have an email associated with your account. You will receive an email listing the items that have been renewed. You will also continue to receive a courtesy email alerting you that your items will be coming due. We hope this service will
assist you in managing your account with ease. As always, if you have any questions, please call the library at 860-342-6770.
When dinosaurs roamed the Connecticut Valley some of them came to Portland!
There are still footprints to be found in Portland including a few mounted on walls at the Portland Library. Inside the library there are 2 brownstone slabs, one containing several good quality, medium-size theropod footprints labeled as Anchisauripus and the other containing two remarkable specimens of Otozoum.
Treasures of Connecticut Libraries
Treasures of Connecticut Libraries; Portland archives and photographs. Search here!
Buy a bag for $1.00 and support the Friends and the Portland Library! Good for library books or groceries!
This puzzle was not easy!
Our patrons are amazing at working together to get the puzzle done!
Check out our new Museum Pass Flyer! Please call any venue before leavin Click here!