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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Date/Time: 3/27/2017 1:06 PM 

Digital Library

Overdrive for eBooks

OneClick Digital 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.




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.


How much are the Library's services and materials actually worth to you?
Click the calculator on the left and input the average amount of materials borrowed, services used, and programs attended at the Portland Library.  The value of all those "free" activities may surprise you!

Library Board of Directors

What is the Portland Library Board?
The Portland Library Board is a town commission which reports to the Board of Selectmen. 
What does the Library Board do?The Library Board is responsible for the policies that govern the internal operation and services of the library and for reviewing those policies on a regular basis. It is the responsibility of the Board to secure adequate funds to carry out the library’s mission. The Board also determines expenditures of all library gifts, grants, memorials and endowments and evaluates the Director annually. 

How do people get on the Board?
The members of the Library Board are appointed by the Board of Selectmen for four year terms.

When does the Library Board meet In 2018, the Library Board will meet on 1/18, 2/15, 3/15, 4/19, 5/17,  6/21, 7/19, 8/16, 9/20, 10/18, 11/15, and 12/20.

The meetings are held monthly in the Library, and start at 7:00 p.m.  The meetings are open to the public. The Board operates in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act.

Who are members of the Library Board?
Margot Chapman, co-chair
Peter Ettlinger
Myra Finkelstein 
Elizabeth Graziano
Sarah Hair
David Richardson,  co-chair
Melissa Woodward

Ex-Officio Members
Janet Nocek, Library Director
Catherine Probolus, President, Friends of the Portland Library

The Library Board members are the representatives of the community and they are eager to hear from library users.

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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!