NEW UPDATE JUNE 1: PPL bookdrops are open! Materials are due June 29 and no overdue fees will be incurred until after that date including MaineCat and ILL items. See our FAQ page for more details. We are developing plans for re-establishing services at our locations in conjunction with city and state authorities. We look forward to being able to welcome you to the Library again, and we will make a public announcement when our re-open date is set. See our COVID-19 information page for links to current health information in multiple languages. Reference will be answering questions Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm, 871-1700 x725. 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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