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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PPL: Highlighted Adult eResources

Your librarians have curated these resource lists to entertain, educate, and inform you while you’re home doing your part to flatten the curve. All resources are free and available from the comfort of your home. Grab your library card and start exploring!

Books, Books, Books!
Can’t get to the library but still need to satisfy all of your bookish needs? Never fear, these awesome eResources are here! Check out this link for the library’s digital catalog, always-available eBooks & eAudiobooks, freebies from subscription services, book talk podcasts, virtual book groups, and more.

Free Entertainment Online
At this time, many cultural institutions and artists have been sharing content for free, online. This curated link to free entertainment for you and yours includes music, art, film, and more. There’s a lot to explore!

Genealogy: Free Online Sources
PPL offers many sources for your genealogy research, via the Library’s Portland Room. In addition to books, periodicals, and microfilms- here is a list of web sites you can freely access from outside the Library.

Journaling – Now and Forward
Many write to preserve the present — for future readers, perhaps to pass along to later generations — or even just to re-read one’s journeys later on. Explore journaling through this link.

Make, Learn, Fix!
Learn a new language! Fix your lawnmower! Pickle those carrots in your refrigerator! Make, Learn, Fix! is a list of library resources that can support your hobbies and to-do lists as you work from and around your home.

PPL Staff Picks: Websites and Apps
Portland Public Library staff share their favorite online tools for learning a new skill, having fun in nature, and making each other laugh.


Resource lists are continuously being updated so check back frequently for the latest information.

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