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Burbank Branch

About the Burbank Branch

PLEASE NOTE: On Saturday, April 25, the annual Urban Runoff 5K and Green Neighbor Family Fest will take place at Deering High School, right across the street from the Burbank Branch. Both lanes of Stevens Avenue between Pleasant Street and Higgins Street will be closed to traffic from 7 am until 3 pm. Side streets, including Orkney which borders Burbank on the side, will be open to local traffic. We ask that patrons use care entering or leaving the Burbank parking lot on that day.

Burbank Branch is directly across the street from Deering High School in the heart of Portland’s vibrant Deering neighborhood. It was founded in 1940 and moved to its present location in a beautiful repurposed family home in 1995. Despite its small size (2,900 square feet), Burbank lends over 250,000 items annually (over 1/4th of the PPL system’s circulation) and consistently ranks as one of the busiest public library locations in Maine. Portlanders appreciate Burbank’s friendly atmosphere and family focus.

Read Burbank Branch’s bi-monthly column in the Deering Squirrel neighborhood newspaper!


See our Holiday Schedule for planned closings.

Burbank Branch

377 Stevens Avenue
Portland, ME 04103


Ellen Gilliam, Branch Manager

Parking: Parking is available in our small lot or on the street.

Bookdrop: Bookdrop is curbside in our parking lot and is open during hours that the branch is closed to the public.

1st floor wheelchair accessible; 2nd floor accessible by lift.

Up Next at the Library:
Toddler Story Time at Burbank10:15am - 11:00am
Burbank Branch
Toddler Story Time at Burbank10:15am - 11:00am
Burbank Branch
Toddler Story Time at Burbank10:15am - 11:00am
Burbank Branch
From the PPL blog:
Burbank Branch Renovation Project
An update on plans to renovate Portland Public Library's Burbank Branch.   More »
Burbank Branch Planning – Community Meeting #2
Burbank Branch Community Meeting #2 will take place on Wednesday, June 11, 6:30-8:00pm.   More »
Join the conversation: Burbank Branch Community Meeting
Join a community forum to discuss improvements to Burbank Branch, Wednesday, April 2, 7-8:30 pm.   More »
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