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Portland Public Library is open!

PPL is happy to welcome people to come back inside!

Masks are required at all locations.


The Main Library is now open with limited hours

Schedule: Mon. 2 pm-6 pm; Tues. & Wed. 11 am-2 pm; Thurs. & Fri. 2-5 pm.

NOTE: The Portland Room is open Mon, 2-5; Tues-Wed, 11-2; Thurs & Fri 2-5, with capacity limited to four (4) people at a time.


Peaks Island is now open

Schedule: Tues. 1-7 pm; Wed. 9 am-12 pm; Fri. 10 am-4 pm; Sat. 9 am-12 pm.

Capacity is limited to seven (7) people at a time.


Burbank is now open

Schedule: Tues.-Thurs. 1-6 pm; Fri. & Sat. 10 am-4 pm

Capacity is limited to fifteen (15) people at a time.


Riverton is now open

Schedule: Mon. 9 am-1 pm; Wed. & Thurs 1-6 pm; Sat. 9 am-1 pm


Main Library is Open – masks are required, 30-minute limit

Self-checkout stations are on the lower level and main level for patrons to check out library materials, and library staff will be available to assist with questions. The Portland Room is open during most Main Library hours with a capacity limit of four people (see below).

In the Teen Library, the number of people will be limited to 15. The rest of the open floors will not have any capacity limits, although there will be only minimal seating in order to maintain 30-minute visits.


Will everyone be wearing a mask? 

Yes, all Library locations are requiring that everyone wear a mask in consideration of many people in our community who are not yet eligible for vaccines.

Can I return my books to the library without going inside? 

Yes, you can still return books in the outdoor book drops at the Main Library and at any branch.

Can I still put books on hold to pick up at the Main Library or branch? 

Yes. Once your holds are ready, the Library will send you a pickup notice and you can come into the library during open hours. No appointment needed.

Do I have to come in to the library in order to pick up my books on hold? 

Yes.  PPL-To-Go service is has been discontinued at all branches.

How do I pick up my holds from the library?

Patron holds will be held in a new self-service area at the Main Library, and can be checked out at the Lending Desk or at our self-service checkout stations.

What if I need more than 30 minutes? 

We are asking everyone to respect the 30-minute time limit. This will help us provide service to as many people as possible through the day, particularly during the first two weeks of reduced hours at the Main Library.

Can I bring my children? 

Yes, you can bring your children. We are requesting everyone to continue to wear masks to provide for the safety for those who are not yet eligible for vaccine protection.

Will Children or Teen Libraries be open? 

Yes. There will be a capacity limit of 15 in the Teen Library, with six public computers available, and no access to gaming. The 30-minute time limit applies to all patrons.

Can I make an appointment to use the computer? 

No. The public computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Will there be printing services available? 

Yes. Printing services will be available at the Main Library

Is the Portland Room open to the public?

The Portland Room is open to the public with a capacity limit of four (4) people inside at a time. Monday, 2-5; Tues-Wed, 11-2; Thurs & Fri 2-5.

Will meeting rooms be available?

Not yet. We will not be opening our meeting rooms until later in the summer.