Digital Library

All library locations are currently closed. We plan to re-open April 6th on regular schedule. Please check here or our Facebook page for updates.


Please use our Contact Us form to email the library during our temporary closure.

Click here to contact the library via email.

 


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largest online family history resource can give you instant access to hundreds of years of history in billions of historical documents and millions of photos from all over the world.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 library card and get immediate access to Ohio Digital Library and Hoopla Digital.

Click here to register for a library card

 

 


Use our online catalog to search for library materials, place items on hold, and view your account details. Your library card number and PIN number are required to place holds.

Click here to access the PPL Online Catalog

 


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


If you need further assistance, please call the library.

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The Portsmouth Public Library now offers free access to the Lynda.com online library of instructional video tutorials. Log in with your library card number and PIN, create your account, and enjoy unlimited access to instructional content.

Click here to access Lynda.com