The Book Drop is open 24/7!!!
Appointments for browsing/computers:
Monday -- Thursday 10:00-6:00
Friday 10:00-4:45
Saturday 10:00-1:30
Curbside Hours:
Monday -- Thursday 10:00-5:00
Tuesday & Wednesday 6:00-7:00
   Friday   10:00-4:45
 Saturday 10:00-1:30   

Contact Us

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

Zoom Meetings

To join Portland Library's virtual meetings, click on
"Join remote meeting access through Zoom" 
ID: 8603426777
Passcode: Portland

Need Health Insurance Now? The ACA (Affordable Care Act) has you covered!
COVID-19 Special Enrollment Period | February 15–August 15, 2021
click here for more info


         Welcome back to the library! Read April's welcome letter as we add

         more services and browsing/computer opportunities.
•    Please call ahead to book an appointment before your visit.
•    Walk-ins welcome but cannot always be accommodated due 
      to limits on the number of visitors allowed in the building.
•    Computers and wireless access in the building are available by
•    “Curbside Delivery” of requested items also continues. 
•    The Library will close from 1:00-2:00 for cleaning.
    For more information 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!

Spring is blooming at the Portland Library!

The Library will be closed Monday May 31st.

For the April newsletter click here.

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)

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

Thursday April 29th at 7:00p.m.

Fair Housing Matters: a whole community Conversation - a panel of presenters including representatives from Desegregate Ct, Portland residents, and Town Economic Development Director Mary Dickerson. This is first in a series produced in partnership with the Portland Social Justice Coalition, The Town of Portland, and the Portland Library.

Wednesday April 28th 7:00
Conservation Program


Presented by Ginny Apple, a Master Wildlife Conservationist

Owls have long been the fascination of humans for their nocturnal nature, eerie calls and unique eyes. Owls have been thought to be portents of death, curses or disaster in many cultures, yet the owl also is projected as a wise creature promoting wisdom and strength. Did you know that there are owls that are year-round residents of Connecticut? A PORTLAND - RIVER VALLEY GARDEN CLUB PROGRAM

Ginny Apple, a Master Wildlife Conservationist with the State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection will talk about these magnificent birds of prey.

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

Mystery Lovers Book Club Discussion
Tuesday April 20th
@ 1pm
(Zoom meeting)
All is not Forgotten
by Wendy

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

If you currently use the legacy OverDrive app and need assistance, visit


E-books, E-audiobooks,
Comics & Movies

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Job Seekers

Looking for a job? Considering a career change? Need to update your resume?

LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator or JobNow Live Job Assistance can help you be successful in your search!  You can register for an account and use it from home!

LearningExpress Computer Skills Center
Video courses are the fastest and easiest way to learn how to use a computer. Use the materials in this center to learn the basics of computers, from searching the Internet to using popular programs for word processing, creating spreadsheets and databases, implementing design, and more. 



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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.

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.

Automatic Renewals are so convenient!  
Any item checked out at the Portland Library and eligible for renewal will be automatically renewed.  
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.

Covid 19 Vaccine info:

Covid Vaccine website at CT Gov click here

Online VAMS Enrollment

(for Eligible Individuals)

              Register online click here

Access the VAMS manual for more help!

You can also call Connecticut’s Vaccine Appointment Assist Line at 877-918-2224, seven days a week from 8:00am to 8:00pm. 
Due to high volume, hold times may vary or you can call 211.

or sign up through Middlesex Health click here

or New! Call 860-358-7050 to Schedule a vaccine at Middlesex Health!

The State of CT is allowing the following age groups to receive vaccinations over the next few months. 

March 1, 2021: ages 55 to 64

March 19, 2021: ages 45 to 54

April 1, 2021: ages 16 to 44

Vaccine Finder is a great resource!

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