Portland Public Library   


Portland Library
20 Freestone Avenue
Portland, CT 06480
Tel:  860-342-6770

Mon-Thurs 10:00a.m.- 8:00p.m. 
Fri & Sat    10:00a.m.- 5:00p.m.


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Directions to the Library!

Date/Time: 2/24/2017 2:19 PM 

Digital Library

Overdrive for eBooks

OneClick Digital link



Facebook link
ENCORE, our online catalog
LCI online catalogLibrary Connection is a consortium of 30 libraries (including Portland Library) that share a library catalog and resources.
Click here to go to the catalog.

Take a look at
NoveList for suggestions on books of different genres and for books in series order.


 New! Coming March 1st: 


The digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. Hundreds of thousands of titles are available to choose from, with more being added daily.


Click on the Zinio for Libraries logo at left.

NEW ONLINE SERVICE - Zinio Magazines: 

For anyone holding a valid Portland Library card, a new collection of more than 60 online popular magazines is now available through ONE CLICK Digital. Use the Zinio for Libraries mobile app to read your magazines and check out magazines. You may keep the magazines on your device as long as you wish.  With no limit to the number who may check out an issue, the magazine you want is always available. EBooks are also available through One Click.  Visit the Library’s webpage at www.portlandlibraryct.org and find the links and instructions to use these services and many more, available 24/7. Or call 860-342-6770 for more information.


At the Library

Movies in the Evening

(Rescheduled to Monday February 27th at 6:30 p.m. because of high winds & cold)
Monday February 27th at 6:30 p.m. (rescheduled from 2/13/17)

Showing:  The Light between Oceans
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz, Bryan Brown & Jack Thompson. Director: Derek Cianfrance. Walt Disney, PG-13, 153 minutes, 2016.
The film tells the story of a lighthouse keeper and his wife who rescue and adopt an infant girl adrift at sea. Years later, the couple discovers the child's true parentage and are faced with the moral dilemma of their actions. 

ebooksThursday March 30, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

E-Books and Overdrive with Max 

Max from Library Connection Inc. is going to answer any questions we have about signing up and accessing Overdrive to download e-books and audio books to our computers, tablets, kindles and phones. Current users and new users to this library service will both benefit from Max's expertise. Registration requested!

Registration Required to attend this free workshop!

Thursday March 2, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Come to an End-of-Winter Reading Event:
Multi-Generational Drop-In for Warm Hot Chocolate
& Cool Coloring of All Things Spring!

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IRS Forms and Publications
Important Federal Tax Information at the Portland Library!
We have Connecticut Income tax forms, 
CT-1040 &
CT-1040/NR-PY booklets available now!

Federal Forms 1040, 1040A & 1040EZ are in!
Instruction Booklets 1040, 1040A & 1040EZ arrived 1/24/17.


Portland Library is still waiting to receive some of the 2016 Federal Forms.  Call us at 860-342-6770 or check back at this home page to see if  we have received copies of the forms.
You can obtain copies of forms and instructions that you need by calling the IRS at 1-800-829-3676 or by visiting 

Tax forms and publications can be found online at  http://www.irs.gov/Forms-&-Pubs.

Staff at the Portland Library will be available to help you in using the IRS web site so that you can print the forms and instructions that you need.  Please ask for assistance at the Information Desk.  We have also received a notebook of reproducible forms and instructions that patrons can use to photocopy.

Printing charges:  the 1st 2 pages are free each day and additional pages are $0.15/per page.
Art on Display

ArtArt at the Library

Brian Lee, a nature photographer, specializing in wildlife and macro-photography, searches for his subjects from the rain forests of South America to the fields and woods of his home town of Portland. Insects, reptiles/amphibians and flowers are some of his favorite subjects.  Come in and see his gorgeous photography!

Printable Museum Passes
Museum Passes Available at the Portland Library!
Portland Library now offers more convenience to its popular museum pass service.  Fifteen of its 20 passes are now printable passes.  When you reserve a pass online, a printable pass may be generated at that point.  You take the printable pass to the participating museum or zoo for entrance or to receive a discount.  The printable pass does not need to be returned to the Portland Library.
The remaining passes will be checked out using the standard procedures.  These nonprintable passes must be returned by midnight of the reservation day (the day of your visit to the museum) since other patrons may be waiting to use the pass the next day.

Printable passes: Children’s Museum/Roaring Brook Nature Center, Connecticut River Museum, Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Florence Griswold Museum, Imagine Nation Children’s Museum, Lutz Children’s Museum, Mark Twain House, Mystic Seaport, New Britain Museum of American Art, New England Air Museum, New Haven Museum, Peabody Museum of Natural History, Roger Williams Park Zoo, and Wadsworth Atheneum

Nonprintable passes:  Beardsley Zoo, KidCity Children’s Museum, Maritime Aquarium & Imax, Mystic Aquarium, and No Child Left Inside/State Parks & Forests’ Day Pass

Coupon: Connecticut Science Center
Reserve passes at online or request that staff reserve the pass for you at the Library’s Information Desk.  Instructions are given on the web page.  

The Friends of the Portland Library supports the museum pass service.
Please contact the Portland Library at 860-342-6770 for additional information.

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Library Programs

Want to attend a Portland Library program?
Many of the programs at the Portland Library require registration.
To register for a program, telephone the Library, ask at the Library's Information Desk, or click on CALENDAR.

Program Information:  ADULT, CHILDREN, and TEEN!