Due to the continuing health and safety concerns surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have reduced our library hours. Take a look at what the hours for your library branch will be. We are excited to see you very soon!
Creativebug offers online video arts and crafts workshops and techniques. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print, and more. Click here to access CreativeBug
The world’s largest online family history resource can give you instant access to hundreds of years of history in billions of historical documents and millions of photos from all over the world. Click here to access Ancestry Library Edition
Use this form to apply for a digital library card and get immediate access to Ohio Digital Library and Hoopla Digital. Click here to register for a library card
Portsmouth Public Library System card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit hoopladigital.com to begin enjoying thousands of titles. Click here to access hoopla Digital
A large collection of ebooks and audiobooks can be downloaded to your device. For first time users, click on the following guides for instructions: Click here to access the Ohio Digital Library
TumbleBooks is a collection of TumbleBooks – animated, talking picture books – suited for elementary school children. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books, adding sound, animation, music and narration to create an electronic picture book. Click here to access Tumble Books
The Ohio Web Library is an evolving collection of thousands of online publications and research resources. The Ohio Web Library includes: popular magazines, trade publications, scholarly research journals, newspapers, encyclopedias, dictionaries, speeches, poems, plays, maps, satellite images of Ohio, and more. Click here to access the Ohio Web Library
There’s not enough time to read everything. Choose your next read wisely with book recommendations from the experts. Discover new books based on your likes and dislikes; Get a critic’s perspective of your book club pick to drum up a lively discussion; Find out which books you should read in series order. Click here to access Novelist
Ohio Memory is the collaborative digital library of the Ohio History Connection and the State Library of Ohio, which includes collections from more than 360 cultural heritage institutions from all of Ohio’s 88 counties. Click here to access the Ohio Memory Project
We may be closed but WiFi is available! Wifi access is now available in the parking lots of all locations. The signal is stronger closer to the buildings and public entrances.