Portland Library Hours:
Monday - Thursday 10:00-8:00
20 Freestone Avenue Portland, CT
Curbside pickup always available!
The Library will be closed Saturday December 24th and Monday December 26th.
The Library will be closed Saturday December 31st and Monday January 2nd.
Staff in the Library are always available by email and phone as well:
Faxing, copying & scanning services are available curbside as well!
Save the Date:
Saturday January 14, 2023 10-12
Friends Read & Recycle
Bring in your gently used books, CDs, DVDs and puzzles!
Museum Passes & Yard Games
Yard Games are available for a 3 day loan period!
Beardsley Zoo: sign up for Saturday date, pick up Saturday morning & use Saturday or Sunday.
List of Museums
NEW: Seed Library
A seed library is a place where community members can find free seeds and may donate their own saved seeds. If you have saved a good number of seeds from your garden and would like to share your bounty, please consider donating seeds to the library, to help build a Portland Library Seed Garden. The Seed Library is made possible with assistance from volunteer Melissa Kelley and supported through generous funding from the Peach Pit Foundation and the Community Foundation of Middlesex County. The grand opening of the Seed Library will take place February 2023, in time to plan for a spring garden.
Movies are back!
December 14th at 1:00p.m.
Wednesday January 25th at 7pm
Winter Seed Sowing – Native Perennials
Lynn Keller, Master Gardener presenter
Tuesday January 31st at 6pm Zoom presentation
Katharine Hepburn: From Hartford to Hollywood
Tuesday January 17th at 6:00p.m.
Taxes, Retirement oh my!
E-Books & E-Audio
E-Books, E-Audiobooks & E-Magazines
Click here for Libby
Libby, by OverDrive
Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your phone or tablet using the Libby app by OverDrive. Learn more at overdrive.com/apps/libby/.
on your desktop visit libbyapp.com in your Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge browser.
Comics & Movies:
No waiting, always available to borrow!
We've worked with the Middlesex Land Trust to hide nine children's book-themed letterboxes in Land Trust properties in Portland and Cobalt. Click HERE for a complete map. How many can you find?
New to letterboxing? All you need is a notebook, a rubber stamp and a sense of adventure. Learn more about this fun hobby 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.
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