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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.

At the Downtown Library

Children’s Library »

Teen Library »

Lewis Gallery »

Portland Room »

Public Computing »

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

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

Wheelchair accessible.

GROUP TOURS & VISITS »

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.


Location
5 Monument Square
Portland, Maine 04101

(207) 871-1700

reference@portlib.org lending@portlib.org readersadvisory@portlib.org

Hours:
Sunday
Closed
Monday
10am - 5pm
Tuesday
10am - 6pm
Wednesday
10am - 6pm
Thursday
10am - 6pm
Friday
10am - 5pm
Saturday
10am - 5pm

Up Next at the Library:
Jul24
Story Time for Babies Downtown10:30am - 11:00am
Downtown Library
Jul30
Work Permit Clinic for Asylum Seekers10:15am - 5:00pm
Downtown Library
Jul30
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