Portsmouth Public Library Blog

Novelist

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… Read More »

Ohio Memory Project

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… Read More »

Expanded WiFi is available!

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.

Expanded Database Access

During the COVID-19 outbreak, many information providers are making their resources more widely accessible to library patrons. Here are some resources that are temporarily available with your library card. Click Here to Access the Databases

Time Traveler Newsletter Jan-Feb

Welcome to The Time Traveler: Portsmouth Past and Present! Our goal is to bring Scioto County, Ohio’s past to life through engaging articles, archives, and images that residents can be proud to share today. Be on the lookout for our next issue in March!

Veteran Interviews

The Portsmouth Library is interviewing local military veterans. If you or someone you know would be interested in participating in this project, please call 740-354-5688 ext. 10519 to schedule an interview. The interviews will be… Read More »

Announcing a New Digital Service – hoopla!

The Portsmouth Public Library System is excited to announce the public availability of thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla… Read More »

TumbleBooks

The Portsmouth Public Library offers the TumbleBook Library for use by our library patrons. This library is a collection of TumbleBooks – animated, talking picture books – suited for elementary school children. TumbleBooks are created… Read More »