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  • Traveling from the North or South, take I-95 to the Market Street exit (Exit 7) toward Portsmouth downtown.
    • If you are coming from points south of Portsmouth, turn right at the end of the exit ramp onto Market Street.
    • If you are coming from points north of Portsmouth, turn left at the end of the exit ramp onto Market Street, crossing under the highway
  • At the fork in the road (Sheraton is in front of you; salt piles are on your left), bear right, in front of the Sheraton, onto Russell Street.
  • The Sheraton is now on the left.
  • Proceed one block (street ends) and turn right onto Deer Street.
  • At the stop light turn left onto Maplewood Avenue. Maplewood changes to Middle Street at the 2nd stop light.
  • At the third stop light turn left onto State Street.
  • Continue on State Street to the 2nd stop light. Turn right onto Pleasant Street.
  • Go past Court Street & the Citizens Bank on the right.
  • Just after the parking lot on the right, turn right onto Junkins Avenue.
  • Take the first right onto Parrott Avenue.
  • Continue on Parrott Avenue, passing on the right Portsmouth District Courthouse, Parrott Avenue Place, Portsmouth Middle School, and a city parking lot.
  • The library is the brick building with a tower, just after the city parking lot. There is a big granite sign out front near the street.
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Here's a bigger map for the last few turns...


  • You can park all along both sides of Parrott Avenue near the library.
  • The library parking lot is the lot next to the side of the library, past the city parking lot.
  • The city parking lot between the middle school and the library is also available for parking.
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Portsmouth Public Library
175 Parrott Ave | Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801
Tel: 603-427-1540 - Fax: 603-433-0981
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