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Portland Library Hours:
Monday - Thursday     10:00-8:00
Friday                          10:00-5:00
Saturday                     10:00-3:00
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.

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 the December newsletter
click here.

LCI Mobile: a new free mobile app for your cell phone or tablet lets you reserve museum passes, resister for events, browse the catalog and check your account.  Go to your app store on your device & in the Search field type:
Library Connection Mobile

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


To Print from Email on any device, forward the email directly to the library’s print system at or

Documents sent to the printer  are saved for 72 hours then automatically deleted.

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

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

on your desktop visit in your Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge browser.


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

No waiting, always available to borrow!

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Letterboxing Challenge
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.  
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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
Library at

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