Portsmouth Public Library Blog

Novelist Plus

Find great books! Novelist is the premiere database of reading recommendations, available through libraries around the world.

What You Like Form

Let our staff help you find enjoyable books to read based on your reading preferences. In a few weeks your hand tailored, customized reading list will be complete with pages of authors and books for… Read More »

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 »


OhioMeansJobs is where indiduals can access resources such as: workshops, career coaching, job training, hiring events, online job training and many other services to help you find a job. For recruiters, OMJ offers a variety… 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 »

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 »