UPDATE 3/24: DATE CHANGE: All Library locations are closed until Monday, April 27. As we receive new information, we will update you on our website and social media. Please hold onto all library materials as staff will not be in the building. There will be no overdue fees incurred during this time. See our COVID-19 information page for links to current health information. We encourage you to use our ebooks CloudLibrary or explore our many and varied eResources for all ages under the eLibrary tab. If you would like to open a temporary eResource library card, please email us at lending@portlib.org .
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Have a question you’ve been wanting to answer? Curious about the birds you’re seeing? How about some extra research help for homeschooling? Explore the databases and information tools we have available in our eResearch databases. Organized by topic and by name, there’s something for everyone. Need help on where to focus your effort? Email reference@portlib.org for individual help!


World Languages

Learning a new language? Want to practice your language skills? Preparing to travel abroad? Portland Public Library World Languages has online tools and audiobooks to help you learn a language, at any skill level, at your own pace.

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PPL Digital Commons

Goodwin Atlas of Portland, 1882: plates

Goodwin Atlas of Portland, 1882: plates

Digital Commons is a collection featuring digitized materials that capture and preserve the history and community life of Portland, Maine. These are drawn from the library’s own collections and from partnering organizations in the region.


Learning Express

Learning Express LibraryOur LearningExpress Library™ platform provides a comprehensive selection of educational resources— including more than 800 tutorials, practice exams, and eBooks. Tools provide online job, career, and computer training resources as well as skill-building courses, exercises, and practice exams for ASVAB, Civil Service, SAT, U.S. Citizenship and more. Set up a user name and password and return to the test at any time.