Use these quick links to find PPL Services during COVID19.
NOTE: ALL LIBRARY LOCATIONS ARE OFFERING ONLINE AND TO-GO SERVICES (no appointment necessary).
WE WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, APRIL 19 FOR PATRIOT'S DAY.
PPL To Go: How to pick up your Holds.
PPL Printing To Go is still available at the Main Library on Congress St.

COVID19 Resources: Find trusted information and city/state updates, with some information available in many languages.
2021 Tax Resources: Information on tax forms and assistance available during the pandemic.
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Portland Library main branch view from Congress Street
Portland Library - main branch

About the Main Library

The Main Library is providing PPL-To-Go services only

Due to the rising number of positive COVID-19 cases in Maine, Portland Public Library is prioritizing the health and safety of our patrons and staff and has decided to return to offering only PPL-To-Go doorside service at all locations beginning Friday, April 9.  Email, phone, and online services are all continuing.  Main Library PPL-To-Go services are available 11 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. No appointment is needed.

Peaks Island, Burbank, and Riverton Branch locations will continue to serve patrons with PPL To Go services during their reduced hours, also with no appointment needed.


The Main Library (Baxter Building) 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.

Main Library

5 Monument Square
Portland, Maine 04101

(207) 871-1700
reference@portlandpubliclibrary.org lending@portlandpubliclibrary.org readersadvisory@portlandpubliclibrary.org

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


Hours:
Sunday
Closed
Monday
11:00AM - 4:00PM
Tuesday
11:00AM - 4:00PM
Wednesday
11:00AM - 4:00PM
Thursday
11:00AM - 4:00PM
Friday
11:00AM - 4:00PM
Saturday
Closed
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