Use these quick links to find PPL Services during COVID19.
NOTE: ALL LIBRARY LOCATIONS ARE OFFERING ONLINE AND TO-GO SERVICES (no appointment necessary).
PPL To Go: How to pick up your Holds.
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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Portland holds many free and low-cost resources that help make our community happy and healthy.

If you or someone you know is in crisis:

  • Cumberland County Crisis: 207-774-4357
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

Need help finding services? Try:

New Mainer’s Guide to Greater Portland

This guide includes information and resources for those who are new to Maine. It was developed by the Immigrant Welcome Center of Greater Portland and the Portland Public Library.

 

 

Local Resources

4/23/20: Due to COVID-19, many of these resources may currently be non-operational. Please see our updated list of resources to find help

For a printable list of resources, select an option:

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Food

Community Meals
Food Distribution

 

 

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Housing

Permanent Housing
Temporary and Emergency Housing

 

 

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Healthcare

Health Insurance
Healthcare

 

 

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Additional Resources

Clothing
Legal Aid
Public Restrooms

 

Do you know of a resource that is not listed? Let us know!

Find resources available during COVID-19 for food, support, unemployment assistance, and more.

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Southern Maine has many free and low-cost resources to help children and families stay healthy. Here is some information about those trusted resources.

 

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The Portland Public Teen Library is committed to helping our teen patrons find reliable and safe health information and services. This page contains trusted resources for local teens searching for health care and support in the Southern Maine and Greater Portland areas.

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Up Next at the Library:
May13
(Virtual) Spotlight Lecture Series: Jenny Offill talks about Weather with the BTS Center4:00pm - 5:15pm
(Virtual) Spotlight Lecture Series: Jenny Offill talks about Weather with the BTS Center
May19
(virtual) Literary Lunch: Brock Clarke discusses I, Grape; Or the Case For Fiction with Sarah Domet12:00pm - 1:00pm
(virtual) Literary Lunch: Brock Clarke discusses I, Grape; Or the Case For Fiction with Sarah Domet
May19
Relation-Ship-It May3:00pm - 4:00pm
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