All library locations will be closed Monday, Jan 18 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr Day. We will resume our regular schedule on Tuesday, Jan 19.
1/4/21: Use these quick links to find PPL Services during COVID19.
PPL To Go: How to pickup your requests and book appointments if needed.
Public computers at the Main Library have been CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE due to the rising infection rate.
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.

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Annual Campaign

You make our programming and interactive experiences possible. Because of your support, PPL anchors Portland, Maine as we discover, explore, and create…together. Your Annual Campaign gift of any size is what makes the difference; last year, over 88% of Annual Campaign gifts were $100 or less. All of Portland comes through our doors, and your gift ensures that we can connect with one another and grow together as a city of readers. Your gift supports our conversations and our community – thank you!

Our current Annual Campaign runs from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. You can make a secure online gift anytime, but if you wish to give by phone or have questions about making a gift of stock, contact the Library at 207-871-1700 or email

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In Memoriam and In Celebration Giving

You can honor the memory of a loved one or celebrate a special occasion through a gift to our Annual Campaign.

To make a memorial or celebratory gift, please use our secure giving form and include the name of the person you wish to recognize in the “notes” section. Memorial gifts to existing endowed funds should be made this way as well; rest assured they will be properly allocated, and we will confirm this with you in our formal written acknowledgment. We thank you for your thoughtfulness in honoring someone special in this way.


please select “In Celebration” below and then type “New Vision Campaign” into the text box. – See more at:

please select “In Celebration” below and then type “New Vision Campaign” into the text box. – See more at:

Planned Giving

A planned gift allows you to make a significant gift to the Library with many benefit options for you and your family. Your attorney, accountant, or financial planner can assist with the details of establishing such a gift. You may also contact us at 207-871-1700.


In addition, there are other ways to support the library:

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