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                              imageLibrary Closed on Monday, July 4
Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The library will be closed Monday, July 4 for Independence Day. We will be open normal hours on Saturday.

                              imageNew York Times Online Access
Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Some users have reported trouble accessing the New York Times Online through the library's Group Pass subscription.  While we work on a solution, please use this URL if you are inside the library:  This URL will work from on-site public computers or wifi.  We will let you know when off-site access has been restored.  Thank you for your patience!

                              imageTiny Giants Exhibit June 20 - July 20
Posted on Friday, May 27, 2016

Visit between June 20 and July 20 for a fantastic exhibit, Tiny Giants: Marine Microbes Revealed on a Grand Scale. Learn more here...

                              imageSpecFic Book Discussion, June 29
Posted on Thursday, May 27, 2016

Join us Wednesday, May 25 at 7 pm at The Press Room to discuss Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman. Learn about the other titles we'll read here...

                              imageDOWNLOAD MOVIES, MUSIC, & MORE!
Posted on Monday, May 2, 2016

The Portsmouth Public Library is excited to announce hoopla! Download or stream movies, TV, music, comics, audiobooks, and more! No holds. No waiting. No returns. Find out more here!

                              imageWeekly Meditation Continues
Posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The library hosts weekly meditation on Monday nights at 6 PM, and Wednesday afternoons at 12:15 PM. All are welcome (including beginners!) to drop in and sit with our volunteer practitioners. Learn more here...

                              imageEddie the Eagle, July 7
Posted on Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Join us for the first in our summer film series, Eddie the Eagle on July 7 at 10 AM or 6:30 PM! The morning matinee will have subtitles. Learn more here...

                              imageGenealogy Workshop: Family Artifacts, July 21
Posted on Monday, June 20, 2016

Join us Thursday, July 21at 6 pm for Grandma’s Treasure Chest: Investigating and Evaluating Family Artifacts. Pam Eagleson, CGsm, will explain ways to research and evaluate such family treasures as jewelry, photos, bibles, letters, textiles, silverware, and musical instruments. Learn more here...

                              imageSpecFic Book Discussion, July 27
Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2016

Join us Wednesday, July 27 at 7 pm at The Press Room to discuss Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer. Learn about the other titles we'll read here...

                              imageSpring Issue of The Parrott is Here!
Posted on Monday, March 7, 2016

The Spring issue of The Parrott is now available online and in print at the library! Featuring book reviews, interviews, and more by the PPL staff, The Parrott will give you a look inside the library and at your own community! Pick up a copy, or read it here...

                              imageSpeak a language? Practice here!
Posted on Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Join one of our Language Discussion Groups in French, Spanish, German or Italian, to meet others who speak the language and keep your skills fresh. See the schedule here or check our calendar.

                     for Library Cardholders
Posted on Monday, June 1, 2015

Portsmouth Library cardholders now have free access to almost 3,000 courses at These self-paced, video-based training courses are offered on a wide range of computer skills for beginning, intermediate, and advanced users. Topics offered include: the entire suite of Microsoft and Adobe products, website development, business skills, design skills, audio and video tools, creative inspirations, and much more. Learn more here...

                              imageNew York Times: Free & Unlimited
Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

We now offer free & unlimited access to the New York Times online. Read in the library, or use your library card to access from home. Learn more here...

                              imageSubscribe to the Monthly Library Newsletter!
Posted on Monday, December 1, 2014

Learn about upcoming events, new services, and get a behind-the-scenes look at the library in our monthly newsletter! Sign Up Here. Or, view past issues.

                              image Help with eReaders, Smartphones & Tablets
Posted on Friday, May 16, 2014
How do I get that eBook I downloaded onto my Kindle? How in the world do I silence my iPhone? Can I read an eBook on my iPad? Is there an App for that? Just call 766-1720 to schedule a personal appointment on
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