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Discover local eBook content from self-published authors, top indie eBooks and so much more. Never experience a hold, checkout or lending limit. Download the BiblioBoard Library app for your Apple, Android or Kindle device now, or visit library.biblioboard.com on any web browser.
Birds of the World
Birds of the World is a powerful research database that brings together deep, scholarly content from four celebrated works of ornithology with millions of bird observations from eBird and multimedia from the Macaulay Library into a single platform where biologists and birders can explore comprehensive life history information on birds. [note: formally Birds of North America]
Download popular eBooks for free to your phone or tablet from cloudLibrary. This service is offered in partnership with other Maine libraries, with some additional content purchased by Portland Public Library and available to Portland Public Library cardholders exclusively.
Digital Maine Library
The Digital Maine Library provides every resident of Maine with access to online resources that include a collection of full text articles and abstracts from magazines, newspapers, journals and reference. It also provides students, business people, public library patrons, and higher education students and educators the ability to use online learning tools.Thousands of magazines, newspapers, and reference books are available anywhere in the State.
Isolating Together is Portland Public Library’s digital archive where we collect stories from you, our community members, about how COVID-19 is impacting your life. Browse the collection and learn about how YOU can submit!
Learning Express – School Center
Skill-building resources for classroom and homework success. Learn about how the resources in this center work with the Common Core State Standards. Elementary math and English language arts skills; Middle School math, English language arts, social studies skills and High School entrance exam prep including COOP, HSPT, SHSAT, SSAT, ISEE®.
Novelist K-8 Plus
NoveList K-8 Plus is a database about books specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.
Pronunciator Language Learning
Self-paced language learning for 80 languages and ESL for 50 non-English languages. Audio lessons, interactive textbooks, intelligent flashcards, pronunciation analysis, phrasebooks, and quizzes.
SELF-e Select Collection
Discover some of the most popular Indie books across all genres. This Anthology contains some of the very best SELF-e submissions as chosen by Library Journal. After a rigorous curation and judgment process of over a thousand submissions, these works were hailed for their superior quality and selected as the SELF-e highlights. This recognition draws attention to the impressive literary talents present amongst independent authors.
TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. They are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sounds, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book (and some classics) which you can read, or have read to you.
United States Census Data
The U.S. Census Bureau is the leading source of statistical information about the nation’s people, places, and economy, providing snapshots of the nation’s population size and growth, and detailed portraits of the changing characteristics of our communities. Census data can be downloaded in a tabular format. An excellent tool to help teachers and students learn and apply statistics.