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Portland Public Library
5 Monument Square
Portland, ME
(207) 871-1700

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Portland Public Library  

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Portland Public Library (PPL) is the city’s cultural center, serving 675,000 visitors annually at four locations and a bookmobile. Chartered in 1867, PPL is Maine’s oldest and largest public library system and is the most visited cultural institution in Maine. The library offers over 300,000 books, audiobooks, musical recordings, movies, and digital resources, and access to the collections of the world’s great libraries. We also provide robust internet access and free wireless connectivity. We present a wide variety of lectures, classes, exhibits, programs and performances for all ages. The library is a 501(c)3 institution with a staff of 46 FTE and is managed by a Board of Trustees.

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A gem
The Portland library is beautiful. The staff are all wonderful and very helpful. Lots of resources available. They also have art work and many luncheon sessions with authors. An excellent resource...
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Public Restooms
This is on Congress St and it is one of the few public restrooms in the area. It was well used by the locals and busy.
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Gorgeous Library
Always pop in on a visit, to see what cool new stuff they are up to. Did not disappoint: great programming, friendly Librarians and staff, and as always: a great Friends of the Library shop. Worth a...
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