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: 9/19/2018 1:25 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!

Obtaining Information Help

The Portland Library offers a wide array of services for all ages and interests.

We strive to maintain a broad collection encompassing many subject areas and viewpoints. We have hardcover, paperback, and large type books, books on CD, DVDs, videos, music, magazines, newspapers, and local history materials. If you need an item which we do not own, we will try to obtain it either by purchasing it for our collection or borrowing it from another library.

Our staff is eager to help you. Please ask us for guidance on a research project, instruction on our online resources, homework help, suggestions for your next read or just about anything else. We love to find answers.

For the public, we have ample computer workstations with high-speed Internet access.  Wi-fi, black and white and color copiers and printers are available at a small charge.  In addition, study rooms are available at the Portland Library.

Databases are available within the Library and many can be used from your home or office by entering your Portland Library card number when prompted.

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New Database
Learn something new with Universal Class!
Universal ClassUniversal Class offers over 500 online continuing education courses for all ages.  To set up your free account and sign up for classes you’ll need to have a valid Portland Public Library card, a valid e-mail address and login via  a link on the library website. Both professional, job enhancing and leisure pursuits are covered. You are welcome to enroll in up to 5 courses; You have up to 6 months to finish each course. You have access to your course 24/7 via the Internet.
Zika Virus Info
Centers for Disease Control

Mother To Baby program
Free and confidential service of UConn Health providing up-to-date information on all types of exposures during   pregnancy for women who are pregnant, nursing, or considering pregnancy.
National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center

Connecticut Department of Public Health


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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!