The Portland Library is open for Curbside Pickup only
Monday -- Thursday 10:00-6:00
Staff in the Library are always available by email and phone: contact
Faxing, copying & scanning services are available curbside as well.
There will be no curbside services on Monday February 15th for the
Presidents Day holiday.
The Book Drop is open 24/7!!!
Beginning Monday December 21st, per the Board of Selectmen 12-16-20, Portland Library is closed until further notice due to the rising COVID positivity rate in our community. The Library will continue to provide curbside service by arrangement. Telephone and email service will continue. Faxing, copying & scanning are available curbside.
Looking for some recommended reading or items to request for curbside pickup? The Library has some booklists of the latest books: click here
E-Books & E-audio
E-Books & E-Audiobooks
Portland Forum meeting
Thursday January 28th at 10:30a.m.
The Portland Forum is a new initiative of Portland Library. In partnership with the Portland Social Justice Coalition, and in support of the Portland Solidarity Proclamation to 'stand committed to peace, justice and freedom for our citizens here in Portland and in solidarity with all Americans' we will be hosting a series of discussions that focus on representing the countless faces of diversity.
The Portland Forum’s next meeting will take place during the day on
January 28 at 10:30 am. The book to be discussed:
Tomorrow will be different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality
by Sarah McBride.
Copies are available at the Library.
Join remote meeting access through Zoom the ID is 8603426777 and the Passcode is Portland
For the January newsletter click here.
Please check our Portland Town website for UPDATED information on the
Covid-19 virus situation.
Comics & Movies
Wednesday January 27th at 7:00p.m.
Rain Gardens (Zoom Event)
Portland River Valley Garden Club and
the Portland Garden Club are sponsoring
a joint gardening program to get your garden
ready for Spring. click HERE for more information
Featured speaker: Lynn Keller, Certified Master Gardener
To join these virtual meetings, on the Library's webpage click on 'Join remote meeting access through Zoom', the ID is #8603426777 and the Password is Portland
New Britain Museum of Art
All visitors using a Museum pass from the Portland Library are required to make a reservation online in advance at nbmaa.org/visit
Check what days are available for our library pass, reserve that day and then go to the museum website to reserve a time on that day to visit the museum!
Register as a member, using Portland Library as the member name and present the printable museum pass for that day when you get to the museum.
Mystery Lovers Book Club Discussion
Tuesday February 16th @ 1pm (Zoom meeting)
The Thirteenth Tale
by Diane Setterfield
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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.
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.