We are pleased to have reopened after temporary closure to help flatten the curve of COVID-19 spread.

The library is open for normal hours.  Home Delivery and contact-less parking lot pickup is also available.

Here's how to schedule a home delivery or contact free pickup in the library parking lot:

  1. Browse our catalog to find books you want.

  2. Use the "Request Hold" button on the right to make your request. 

  3. Use the comment section to indicate pickup or delivery and if you prefer Monday afternoon, Wednesday evening or Saturday morning.
    Call or email us. Give us your name, address, the titles and whether you'd like them delivered on a Wednesday night or a Saturday morning.

  4. We will confirm your request before delivering.

If you're not ready to come to the library, these resources may be helpful until you can visit us in person again:

  • Residents of York and Cumberland Counties who don’t have Portland Public Library cards, can request a free temporary e-card so they may use PPL’s online resources. Just e-mail .With the e-card, you can access Portland’s e-books, e-audio books, and databases including Tumblebooks story readings for children while your local libraries are closed.

  • Federation of American Scientists:  Ask a Scientist your questions about COVID-19:

Children’s resources: