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    Download the RB Digital App to access e-books, e-audio books, e-magazines and video.  Video includes seven day unlimited access to The Great Courses, Acorn TV(British movies and TV shows), Quello (Concert Videos) and Pongalo (Spanish Language Movies and TV Shows).  You will need your library card bar code number.  Forty new e-book titles have been recently added to the collection.

    Heritage Quest Online

    Research you genealogy from the comfort of your own home.  Free remote online access is provided to U.S. Census records, Freedman Records, Revolutionary War Records, Family and local history e-books and more.  You will need your library card barcode number.

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    Testing and Education Reference Center

    Portsmouth Public Library is now providing a Gale's Testing and Education Reference Center to it's members.  Check out the user friendly and free resume building tool as well as the practice tests for the GED, SAT, GRE, MCAT, ASVAB and many other degrees and licenses.  You will need your library card barcode number. 


    Read the electronic versions of these popular magazines: Black Enterprise, Black EOE Magazine, Crochet, Digital Photography, Ebony, Essence and Hispanic Network.  You will need you library card barcode number.

2020 Fall Reading Challenge

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COVID19 (2)

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