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.
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.
5 Monument Square
Portland, Maine 04101
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