COVID-19 Resources and Information

Share your experiences during the pandemic by contributing to our Portsmouth Community Diary!


COVID-19 Medical Information

The City's Health Department has created a comprehensive page with medical information, employment issues, and more.

You can also sign up for the City's regular advisory newsletter!


Here are some other good state & national sources of information:

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Local, State, & National Resources


New Hampshire


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Free Art & Culture & Other Activities Online

Many organizations are offering free access to content right now, and many others do year round! If you or your children could use a source beauty, inspiration, and respite, this is a good place to start.

Check out our Youth Services Page for Online Resources for Home Fun and Remote Learning

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Online Library Services

PPL is committed to keeping you entertained and informed throughout this difficult time. Here are just some of the great resources we offer online:

  • Hoopla – Download/stream music, movies, ebooks, audiobooks, and comics
  • Overdrive – Download ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines
  • New York Times – Online access to the New York Times
  • EBSCOhost – Search for articles from journals and magazines
  • Portsmouth Exhibits – View our digitized local history collections
  • LinkedIn Learning – Learn computer, business, and technical skills
  • Learning Express – Learn job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more.
  • Creativebug – Arts and Crafts classes for all skill levels. Class topics include: Art and Design, Knitting and Crochet, Sewing and Quilting, Papercrafts, Jewelry Making, Food and Home Decor, Holiday and Party Ideas, and Crafts for Kids
  • Genealogy Resources – Heritage Quest, Fold3,, and more!
  • Salem Press/Grey House - Online reference collection of books on literature and history. Includes Pandemics: the Invisible Enemy, which covers pandemics from the Black Plague to COVID-19. Instructional video here