2658 East Main Road | Portsmouth, RI | 02871 | (401) 683-9457 | Hours

The Library will be closed for Thanksgiving!  See you Friday, 11/27.

What's Happening

New hours begin Monday, Nov 2.
AncestryLibrary at home
Returned items are quarantined prior to check in.

Book Clubs

After recommendations from the Office of Library & Information Services, the Third Tuesday Book Club will meet virtually on Tuesday,  December 15 at 6:30 PM.  The book we will be discussing is The Other Americans by Laila Lailami.  Books are available at the library or you can use your own.  Sign up is needed to receive the link.

Our Teen Fiction Book Club will next meet on Thursday December 17th at 6:30 over Zoom to discuss The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert.  Books are available to borrow at the library.  The Zoom link will be emailed to participants the day before. Email porlibteen@gmail.com if you would like to join us and aren't aready on our mailing list for the book group. All ages welcomed for this book discussion.

About Us

The mission of Portsmouth Free Public Library is to serve as an essential resource that grows with our community, enhances the quality of life of our users, supports lifelong learning, and offers access to information in a variety of ways. We provide outstanding customer service and a welcoming environment for all.  The Library shall enthusiastically promote its functions in the community, provide full access to a broad variety of materials and information, including beyond the local collection, and function with efficiency and courtesy to provide a pleasant experience.

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of Portsmouth Free Public Library. It consists of members who are elected from the Portsmouth Free Public Library Association.  The Board meets on the first Monday of each month at 7 PM.  In case of a Monday holiday, the Board will meet on the second Monday of the month.  The first Monday in May is the annual meeting.

Association membership is open to all residents of the Town of Portsmouth who are eighteen years of age and pay annual dues. The Portsmouth Town Council may appoint two Trustees. The Trustees serve without remuneration of any kind. Non Residents may join the Association but do not have voting rights.

Hours & Contact

The Library is open!

 
Mon & Tues 9-8
Wed thru Fri 9-5
Sat 9-1
Sun closed

Website funded by The Book Nook

Address
2658 E Main Rd
Portsmouth, RI
02871

Phone

(401) 683-9457

Fax

(401) 683-5013

Upcoming Events

Dec
17
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Going forward for the winter, all Teen Fiction Book Clubs will be done over Zoom. Please register so we can send you the email link to the Zoom session. This month's...
Nov
26
Thursday, November 26
9:00am - 5:00pm
The Library is Closed today.  We will reopen on Friday Nov. 27 at 9 am.
Dec
17
Thursday, December 17
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Going forward for the winter, all Teen Fiction Book Clubs will be done over Zoom. Please register so we can send you the email link to the Zoom session. This month's...
Dec
24
Thursday, December 24
9:00am - 5:00pm
The Library is Closed today.  We will reopen on Monday Dec. 28 at 9 am.
Dec
25
Friday, December 25
9:00am - 5:00pm
The Library is Closed today.  We will reopen on Monday Dec. 28 at 9 am.
Nov
26
Thursday, November 26
9:00am - 5:00pm
The Library is Closed today.  We will reopen on Friday Nov. 27 at 9 am.
Dec
24
Thursday, December 24
9:00am - 5:00pm
The Library is Closed today.  We will reopen on Monday Dec. 28 at 9 am.
Dec
25
Friday, December 25
9:00am - 5:00pm
The Library is Closed today.  We will reopen on Monday Dec. 28 at 9 am.
Dec
26
Saturday, December 26
9:00am - 5:00pm
The Library is Closed today.  We will reopen on Monday Dec. 28 at 9 am.
Nov
26
Thursday, November 26
9:00am - 5:00pm
The Library is Closed today.  We will reopen on Friday Nov. 27 at 9 am.
Dec
17
Thursday, December 17
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Going forward for the winter, all Teen Fiction Book Clubs will be done over Zoom. Please register so we can send you the email link to the Zoom session. This month's...
Dec
24
Thursday, December 24
9:00am - 5:00pm
The Library is Closed today.  We will reopen on Monday Dec. 28 at 9 am.
Dec
25
Friday, December 25
9:00am - 5:00pm
The Library is Closed today.  We will reopen on Monday Dec. 28 at 9 am.

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