1. Spotlights & Featured News From

    your public library

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    Portsmouth Public Library card holders are now able to download up to six times per month, movies, TV shows, full music albums, e-books, e-audiobooks and comic books.
    • All the offerings from Hoopla are simultaneous access, so no holds. Multiple people can use the same items at the same time.
    • Movies and TV Shows check out for 3 days, Music Albums Checkout for 7 days, E-Books, E-Audiobooks and Comic Books check out for 21 days
    • Hoopla materials can be streamed or viewed on computers through the library website or streamed, viewed or downloaded to apps on apple and android tablets and phones. To access Hoopla, visit the Hoopla Website.

    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.

  1. Gale Presents Petersons Career Prep

    Gale Presents: Peterson’s Career Prep 

    Gale Presents: Peterson’s Career Prep accommodates job seekers at all levels, whether they are entering the workforce for the first time or searching for new opportunities. Career assessments prompt personalized career recommendations and guidance on programs, knowledge, skills, and ability. Search for open jobs opportunities and create visually interesting résumés, cover letters, and websites that can be externally shared with prospective employers, using prebuilt templates.


    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.