2658 East Main Road | Portsmouth, RI | 02871 | (401) 683-9457 | Hours

The Library will be closed Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. 

Our annual reading of the Declaration of Independence will be on the grounds of the Portsmouth Free Public Library at 9:00 a.m.
In case of rain, we will meet inside the library in the Mello Program Room, but all other library services will be unavailable.

E-Books & Text Notifications

Downloading Books, Audiobooks, and Movies

Complete information for all devices can be found here.

If your device has access to apps, look for the Overdrive app.  You can create an account on the app with your library card and then choose your library.  Once it is set up you are all set to borrow books, audiobooks and movies.  Full instructions can be found here.

If you are using an Amazon black and white Kindle, go to https://riezone.overdrive.com/ on your computer.  Find the book you want to read, borrow it and choose the Kindle version.  You will be routed to amazon.com where you will have to log in with your amazon.com account.  You will then be able to get your library book and have it sent to your Kindle at no cost.  Full instructions can be found here.

If you are using another black and white reader without app store access you will need to download Adobe Digital Editions on your computer.  You will go to https://riezone.overdrive.com/  and borrow the book and then download the EPUB version to Adobe Digital Editions on your computer and then transfer the book to your device via the cord that came with your device.  Full instructions can be found here.

For more information or assistance, please contact the library reference desk.

Text Notifications

You can elect to receive text notifications when your items are available for checking out, are due soon, or to renew an item from your phone. Complete information can be found here.