Use these quick links to find PPL Services during COVID19.
PPL To Go: How to pickup your requests and book appointments if needed.
Public computers at the Main Library have been CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE due to the rising infection rate.
PPL Printing To Go is still available at the Main Library on Congress St.

COVID19 Resources: Find trusted information and city/state updates, with some information available in many languages.
2021 Tax Resources: Information on tax forms and assistance available during the pandemic.
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Adults

Portland is a City of Readers! The Library is your partner to explore, research, and share the love of reading and learning. We love recommending what to read next, what’s popular and what’s lesser known, and what’s going on in the library and the community for our adult patrons.

 

Tax filing season runs from February 12 to April 15, 2021

The IRS will begin accepting returns for filing taxes on February 12th. Portland Public Library and all of its branches have 1040 Federal Tax Forms and limited copies of the 1040 Federal instruction booklets and 1099-MISC forms available to pick up. To request tax documents please contact the Information and Research desk. We are happy to help!

Due to coronavirus related precautions, the AARP Tax-Aide will not be available through Portland Public Library this year. 

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Find the most trusted websites and resources about COVID-19 vaccines and vaccination, from around the world and in your community.

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The fourth annual Portland Public Library Reading Challenge is here! 24 books, 12 months – will you accept the challenge?

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In the spirit of thankfulness, Portland Public Library shares the various different technologies that we’re thankful for!

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At this time, many cultural institutions and artists have been sharing content for free, online. This curated link to free entertainment for you and yours includes music, art, film, and more. There’s a lot to explore!

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Our Book of the Week project is created by Reader’s Advisory staff and is focused on sharing one great book from the library’s collections each week. The book might be fiction or nonfiction, a new title or an older gem from the stacks. You can see a photo of each new book of the week and a list of the books in our library catalog here.

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Are you looking to improve your computer skills? Check out this highlight to learn about some useful resources that will help you do so!

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One Day at a Time, an exhibit in the Library’s atrium windows, serves to reaffirm the values of the Portland Public Library. Collaboration, Sustainability, Freedom, and Inclusivity is the foundation upon which this exhibition has been built.

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The Featured App of the Month is a new series where we highlight apps that we would like to make our community aware of. These apps can be educational, useful, interesting, or just plain fun! All apps featured are available on iOS and Android, and are always free.

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Isolating Together is Portland Public Library’s digital archive where we collect stories from you, our community members, about how COVID-19 is impacting your life. Browse the collection and learn about how YOU can submit!

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Up Next at the Library:
Mar17
Literary Lunch: Greg Brown talks about The Lowering Days with Jason Brown12:00pm - 1:00pm
Literary Lunch: Greg Brown talks about The Lowering Days with Jason Brown
Mar18
Noonday Concert Series Online - VentiCordi12:00pm - 5:00pm
Noonday Concert Series Online – VentiCordi
Mar24
Sustainability Series: Warm Your Neighbors And Yourselves with WindowDressers Insulating Window Inserts5:30pm - 7:00pm
Sustainability Series: Warm Your Neighbors And Yourselves with WindowDressers Insulating Window Inserts
From the PPL blog:
Gathering Moss: March Staff Picks
Library staff members share recommended reads for March.   More »
A Game of Cones: February Staff Picks
Our staff shares picks from the library.   More »
Black History is Now – Non-Fiction Resources
Black History Month Resources   More »
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Rebecca Starr   Email »
Literature & Language Librarian
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