PPL Rex: Personalized Recommendations and Research Help


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RAWWWRRR! Portsmouth Public Library staff are FEROCIOUS in their devotion to helping you find books, movies, magazines, and other materials you LOVE.

What should you read, watch, or listen to next? We can help you answer this question. 

Personalized Booklists & Bundles

  • Looking for your next great read?
  • Kids, Parents and Teens can call Youth Services to receive a customized booklist or surprise book bundle curated by a youth services librarian!
  • Adults, fill out our PPL Rex: What's Next? Form and choose Recommendations - we can send you a list by email, or put items on hold for curbside pickup!

Research Help

  • If you're learning about a new topic - delving into your family genealogy, thinking about going gluten-free, starting a yoga practice, thinking about opening your own business, buying a new mattress, anything! - let our reference librarians find you credible resources.
  • Fill out our PPL Rex: What's Next? Form and choose Research Help. We'll send you personalized research materials, and answer any follow-up questions you may have!

Monthly Emails with Titles in your Favorite Genre

A Library System Full of Recommendations

  • When you're browsing our catalog online, click on a book you love. Scroll to the bottom of the page to Novelist Select. 
  • You'll see information about the series (if it's part of one), "read-alikes," similar authors, similar series, and even Story Elements that help you pinpoint what you love best, and look for more of the same. It's like a Book Netflix!

Curated Book Lists

Friendly, Personable Staff who are Here to Help