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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Download eBooks for free with your library card, even when the library is closed!

Select from our vendors below or explore the free out-of-copyright or “public domain” materials from our list of alternate sources.


cloudLibrary
Download popular eBooks cloudLibrary iconand eAudiobooks for free to your phone or tablet from cloudLibrary. This service is offered in partnership with other Maine libraries, with exclusive content available to Portland Public Library cardholders. Our catalog is constantly growing, so check in frequently to see what’s new!

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.


Biblioboard
Discover local content from self-published authors, top indie eBooks and so much more. Never experience a hold, checkout or lending limit. Download the BiblioBoard Library app for your Apple, Android or Kindle device now, or visit the following links on any web browser:

BiblioBoard Library              PPL Featured Authors

Indie Maine Collection         IAP Select Collection

Authors, submit your ebook to Indie Author Project (IAP) to have it showcased in the Indie Maine Statewide Collection while retaining all rights to your work. Readers across the state can discover your work with the potential for national exposure. Submit your book to IAP now!


EBSCOhost Ebook Collection

This collection contains nearly 8,000 titles that cover a wide variety of topics for all ages. These always-available eBooks can be downloaded to a computer or mobile device. This service is offered through the state’s Digital Maine Library. Scroll down to locate the database, then allow it to use your location or log in with your Maine library card number.

 


Public Domain
You can also download eBooks, for free and without due dates, that are out-of-copyright or “public domain” from these sources. No login or password required.


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).