Download eBooks for free with your library card, even when the library is closed! Select from our vendors or explore out-of-copyright or “public domain” materials from our list of alternate sources:
Download popular eBooks for free to your phone or tablet from cloudLibrary. This service is offered in partnership with other Maine libraries, but some content is exclusively available to Portland Public Library cardholders.
Follow these instructions to get started on your device: iPhone/iPad, Android (including Nook HD), or Kindle Fire. Once you’ve downloaded the app, check out these handy tips and tricks to navigate within your cloudLibrary.
You can also download eBooks, for free and without due dates, that are out-of-copyright or “public domain” from these sources:
- Smashwords eBooks is the world’s largest distributor of indie eBooks, specializing in new voices in all categories and genres of the written word. Requires registration.
- Librivox eAudiobooks
- Librophile eBooks and eAudiobooks
- Loyalty Books eBooks and eAudiobooks
- Project Gutenberg eBooks
Try out eBooks on a PPL Nook eReader!
Try out the digital reading experience on one of PPL’s Nook Simple Touch eReaders that are pre-loaded with popular books and are available for the usual 3-week loan period. Choose the pre-loaded Nook that suits you – popular fiction, teen bestsellers, current science & nature titles, kid favorites & award-winners.
Les livres electroniques en francais!
La biblotheque a deux lecteurs de livres electroniques (Nook Simple Touch) avec plus de vingt livres electroniques en francais pour les francophones ou bien pour ceux qui aiment la langue francaise. On peut les emprunter pour trois semaines (exactement comme les livres imprimes).