Portland Library Hours:
Monday & Thursday     10:00-6:00
Tuesday & Wednesday 10:00-7:00

Friday                          10:00-5:00
Saturday                     10:00-2:00
Curbside pickup  always available!
The Book Drop is open 24/7!!!

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 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!

For the June newsletter click here.

Summer Reading Registration begins on June 12! Register by clicking the image below. 


Early Literacy
(ages 0-4)


(going into grades K-5)


(going into grades 6-12)

Zoom Meetings

To join Portland Library's virtual meetings, click on
"Join remote meeting access through Zoom" 
ID: 8603426777
Passcode: Portland
Looking for some recommended reading or items to request? 
The Library has some booklists of the latest books: click here
Drumming fun this Summer 2021!

Monday June 14th
at 6:30p.m. 
Multi-generational Drumming Circles

Gather for a West African-inspired drum circle

Museum Passes & Yard Games
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.
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/.


E-books, E-audiobooks,
Comics & Movies:

No waiting, always available to borrow!

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Also you can send questions to the Information Staff.


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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.)

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Pandemic Resources

 Need help with emergency rental assistance? click here

Homebound & in need of a vaccine
If you are physically or medically unable to leave your home to get the COVID-19 shot
 click here

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.

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