Portland Library Hours:
Monday & Thursday 10:00-6:00
Tuesday & Wednesday 10:00-7:00
Curbside pickup always available!
The Book Drop is open 24/7!!!
Staff in the Library are always available by email and phone as well:
Faxing, copying & scanning services are available curbside as well!
For any additional information regarding library 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!
Per Board of Selectmen's meeting May 19th and Chatham Health District's guidelines & best practices, masks are required for indoor visits to the Portland Library. Click here for more info.
The Library will be closed Saturday July 3rd and Monday July 5th for the 4th of July holiday!
Summer Reading Registration begins on June 12! Register by clicking the image below.
(going into grades K-5)
(going into grades 6-12)
To join Portland Library's virtual meetings, click on
Museum Passes & Yard Games
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.
Yard Games are available for a 3 day loan period!
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/.
Comics & Movies:
No waiting, always available to borrow!
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Also you can 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
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.