Downtown Library
Portland Public Library Downtown Library

About the Downtown Library

The Downtown Library  on Monument Square opened in 1979. In 2010, PPL completed Phase I of a major renovation that added new spaces for adult popular reading, technology services, cultural center activities (Lewis Gallery, Rines Auditorium, and meeting rooms), along with the new Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library and S. Donald Sussman Teen Library.

Face coverings are required.

Parking: Park on the street, in the Elm Street Parking Garage or Midtown Parking Garage (enter from Monument Square or Free St).

Bookdrops: Bookdrops are available by the Main Entrance on Congress St. and down the block on Elm St.

Wheelchair accessible.

Peaks Island, Riverton, and Burbank branches are open for in-person services with varying hours. Use the LOCATIONS menu to select each branch and see open days and hours.

5 Monument Square
Portland, Maine 04101

(207) 871-1700

10am - 6pm
10am - 5pm
10am - 5pm
10am - 5pm
10am - 5pm
10am - 3pm

Up Next at the Library:
Technology Tutoring2:30pm - 4:00pm
Downtown Library
Closed for Memorial Day12:00am - 11:59pm
Downtown Library
Technology Tutoring2:30pm - 4:00pm
Downtown Library
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