Portsmouth Public Library Blog

Alt Health Watch

Alt HealthWatch provides in-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine. This database offers libraries full text articles for more than 180 international, and often peer-reviewed journals and… Read More »

AHFS Consumer Medication Information

AHFS Consumer Medication Information is a trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information, available in both English and Spanish. To access this database from anywhere: Visit http://www.oplin.org/ebsco Select ‘All EBSCOhost Databases’ You can then… Read More »

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than… Read More »


MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. MEDLINE searches citations from over 5,400 current biomedical journals. To access this database from anywhere:… Read More »

Audio-Visual Borrowing Policy

Videocassettes To check out a videocassette, patrons must be 18 years or older, possess a valid library card from the Portsmouth Public Library. Entertainment videocassettes and DVD’s circulate for seven (7) days, instructional videocassettes circulate… Read More »

Bookmobile Operations Policy

Children and high school students may borrow no more than three items dealing with any particular subject at one time. The number of books which may be borrowed on any card is subject to the… Read More »

Borrowing Policy

Obtaining a Library Card All persons who wish to borrow materials from the Library must obtain a library card. The library card must be presented each time materials are borrowed. A picture ID may be… Read More »

Circulation Policy and Fines

Patrons with valid library cards are permitted to borrow 25 items at one time. Five (5) of these items may be videocassettes. Material Circulation Period Fine for Late Returns Videocassettes/DVDs 7 days $1.00 per day… Read More »

Interlibrary Loan Policy

If library material desired by a borrower is not owned by the library, it may be obtained from another library through Interlibrary Loan. The borrower will be responsible for any charges associated with obtaining materials… Read More »

Internet Safety Policy

It is the policy of the Portsmouth Public Library to use technology protection measures in an attempt to: a)  Prevent access to or transmission of inappropriate material via Internet, electronic mail, or other forms of… Read More »