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Masks are required at all locations.


Portland Public Library – Downtown Library (Monument Square)

Current hours through April 18

Curbside service for items ready for pickup: Mon-Fri, 10 am-1 pm

Building open for full services: Mon 2-6 pm; Tues-Fri 2-5 pm; Sat 10 am-3 pm.

Full open hours Downtown will begin Tuesday, April 19

Peaks Island

Open: 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 (Stevens Ave)

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

NOTE: As of April 21, Burbank will be open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on Thursday.

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

Riverton (Forest Ave)

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


Will everyone be required to wear a mask? 

Yes, all Library locations are requiring that everyone wear a mask.

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

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

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

Yes you can hold books online or by calling the Library. Once your holds are ready, the Library will send you a pickup notice and you can pick them up at your preferred location. No appointment needed. All branches are open during their regular hours.

How do I pick up my holds from the downtown library?

Patron holds will be on site at your chosen branch, and you can ask for them at the lending desk.

Will Children or Teen Libraries be open? 

Teen and Children’s Libraries downtown are open.

Can I make an appointment to use the computer? 

No. The public computers are first-come, first-served at all locations.

Will there be printing services available? 

Printing services are available during service hours at the downtown Library.

Is the Portland Room open to the public?

The Portland Room is open during the Downtown Library open hours Monday through Friday.

NEW HOURS on April 19 will be: Monday – 2:00 to 6:00 pm; Tuesday and Wednesday – 10:00 am to 2:00 pm; Thursday and Friday – 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Will meeting rooms be available?

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


The main library
5 Monument Square
Portland, Maine 04101

(207) 871-1700
reference@portlib.org lending@portlib.org readersadvisory@portlib.org
Today: 10am - 5pm
Burbank Branch
377 Stevens Avenue
Portland, ME 04103

(207) 774-4229
Today: 10am - 4pm
1600 Forest Avenue
Portland, ME 04103

(207) 797-2915
Today: Closed
peaks island library
129 Island Avenue (inside Kennedy-Carter Family Community Ctr)
Peaks Island, ME 04108

(207) 766-5540
Today: 10am - 4pm
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