UPDATE 3/24: DATE CHANGE: All Library locations are closed until Monday, April 27. As we receive new information, we will update you on our website and social media. Please hold onto all library materials as staff will not be in the building. There will be no overdue fees incurred during this time. See our COVID-19 information page for links to current health information. We encourage you to use our ebooks CloudLibrary or explore our many and varied eResources for all ages under the eLibrary tab. If you would like to open a temporary eResource library card, please email us at lending@portlib.org .
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Funding & Outcomes

The Portland Public Library is a 501(c)3 nonprofit institution originally created in 1867 through both private philanthropy and city government funding, a tradition of support that it maintains today.

Approximately 82% of our annual operating budget comes from city, county, and state government sources which funds the infrastructure costs of our facilities and personnel.

The remaining 18% of the budget comes from the Annual Campaign, restricted operational gifts and grants, fees, and income from the Library’s endowment. These funds are what allow us to offer the programs, collections, and outreach that ensure the Library is truly a civic and cultural center for the region.

PPL Annual Report FY17

For more information about the library’s financial operations, please contact the Administration office at (207) 871-1700, ext. 756.

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