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.
At the Downtown Library
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.
5 Monument Square
Portland, Maine 04101
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