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 Branch377 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.
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