Use these quick links to find PPL Services during COVID19.
NOTE: ALL LIBRARY LOCATIONS ARE OFFERING ONLINE AND TO-GO SERVICES (no appointment necessary).
WE WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, APRIL 19 FOR PATRIOT'S DAY.
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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Parents & Teachers: while the library is closed due to COVID-19, we are happy to arrange virtual library tours, orientations, or classroom visits for middle or high school aged students! We kindly request that you contact us with a minimum of two weeks advance notice in order to ensure adequate preparation time. To arrange a tour or a classroom visit, please contact the Teen Librarian. We are also happy to create a book talks, subject lists, or topic guides of library resources for your class.

For classrooms at home, in school, both big and small, we invite parents and teachers to use our Your Next Great Read survey to obtain personalized lists of resources curated by library staff and based on your interests or special topic needs.

Read Your Mind: Exploring Mental Health in Teen Books is a series of virtual YA author visits for the 2020-2021 school year. Each month features new books, topics and resources about teen mental health.

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Your Next (Great!) Read, the library’s popular reading advisory service, is now available for kids, teens and their caregivers! Just fill out a form, sit back, and wait for your customized selections of titles from Youth Services team.

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Featured Portland Public Library electronic resources for Teens. Created by PPL Teen staff to provide resources for teens while the library is temporarily closed. Updated weekly!

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The Maine Digital Library has everything you need to get your school year started right! Our brand new resources have it all, from health and career information to reading recommendations and popular magazines, as well as easy-to-use research databases for any class or topic.

SEED = Student Education, Entertainment, and Discovery. A partnership between Portland Public Library and Portland Public Schools, SEED numbers allow all PPS students in every grade to access public library resources with their unique school ID numbers.

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PPL has partnered with Driving-Tests.org to bring you Maine DMV practice tests online. It’s easy and free! Includes car practice tests, motorcycle practice tests, CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice tests, online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL) and an FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions.

Up Next at the Library:
Apr19
Closed for Patriots Day12:00am - 11:59pm
Closed for Patriots Day
Apr21
Literary Lunch: Arisa White talks about Who's Your Daddy? with Adrian Blevins12:30pm - 1:30pm
Literary Lunch: Arisa White talks about Who’s Your Daddy? with Adrian Blevins
Apr21
Relation-Ship-It April3:00pm - 4:00pm
Relation-Ship-It April
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Gathering Moss: March Staff Picks
Library staff members share recommended reads for March.   More »
Contact the Librarian
Kelley Blue   Email »
Teen Librarian
207-871-1700 x773
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