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.


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

Holiday Schedule


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Date/Time: 3/27/2017 6:20 AM 

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!

Patrons Accounts in the Catalog

In My Account, information about current library transactions can be viewed.  This page allows you to review bills, checkouts, and current hold requests. From the My Account page you can cancel holds, view library messages and requests, and reply to library messages.  A personal identification number (PIN) can be changed or checked-out materials can be renewed.

Please Note:  Not all items may be renewable.  High Demand items, items other patrons have put on reserve, or items that have been previously renewed are not renewable.  Please contact the Portland Library at 860-342-6770 if you have questions or were not successful in renewing your items.

Check Your Patron Record in the Online Catalog

Access the Portland Library Online Catalog.

· Select Login at the top right of the page.

· Enter Last Name and Library Card #

· After logged in, click on your name at the top right of the page.

ENCORE will display all current materials checked out.

Changing Your Address/Phone/Email
You can only change your email address through our website. To update this, log into your account in ENCORE and select Edit Account. If you need to update your address or telephone number, please contact the Portland Library at 860-342-6770 during normal library hours. 

Renew Materials
Most materials may be renewed twice if there are no reserves on them.
You may renew in person or through the Online Catalog with a library card:

From the Checkouts screen,

  • ·  Click on Renew Marked.
  • · Click Yes on the next screen to complete renewal. 
  • · Note which items have been renewed.
Holds or Reserves
Click on the Holds TAB
  • Note items on hold
  • Cancel any unwanted holds
  • Change pick up location

Fines and Fees
Fines and fees may now be paid with a credit card.

Check your messages from the Library Staff. 

INSTRUCTIONS for using ENCORE, Portland Library's Online Catalog

Ready? Now click here to enter
the Portland Library's catalog, ENCORE!

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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!