NOTE: All Library branches will be closed on Thursday, 11/25 for Thanksgiving holiday.
The Main Library and all branches are now open to the public. Masks are required. Check here for branch hours.
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Portland Public Library Main Library

About the Main Library

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 

The Main Library is open for inside services 

DOWNTOWN LIBRARY IS OPEN for in-building services with reduced hours. Mon2-6; Tues & Wed, 11-2; Thurs & Fri 2-5; Visits are limited to 30 minutes.

The Portland Room is open Monday, 2-5 pm; Tues-Wed, 11 am – 2 pm; Thurs-Fri, 2-5 pm.

Peaks Island, Riverton, and Burbank branches are open – PPL-to-go is no longer available.

The Main Library  on Monument Square (83,000 sq. feet) opened in 1979. In 2010, we 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 available to rent), along with the new Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library and S. Donald Sussman Teen Library.

Park on the street or in the Elm Street Parking Garage or Midtown Parking Garage (accessible from Monument Square or Free St). Bookdrops are available by the main entrance on Congress St. and  on Elm St.

Branch Address
5 Monument Square
Portland, Maine 04101

(207) 871-1700

2:00PM - 6:00PM
11:00AM - 2:00PM
2:00PM - 5:00PM
2:00PM - 5:00PM

Up Next at the Library:
Closed for Christmas Eve1:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library
Closed for Christmas Day12:00am - 11:59pm
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Closed for Presidents' Day12:00am - 11:59pm
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