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).

Book Drops: Book Drops 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.


Location
5 Monument Square
Portland, Maine 04101

(207) 871-1700

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

Hours:
Sunday
Closed
Monday
10am - 6pm
Tuesday
10am - 5pm
Wednesday
10am - 5pm
Thursday
10am - 5pm
Friday
10am - 5pm
Saturday
10am - 3pm

Up Next at the Library:
Dec06
Story Time for Children10:30am - 11:00am
Downtown Library
Dec06
CareerCenter Job and Training Help Center1:00pm - 4:00pm
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Dec07
Story Time for Babies10:30am - 11:00am
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