Portales Public Library

Our friendly staff of eight welcomes you to Portales's beautifully remodeled library. Step into our 24 station computer lab where you will find high speed Internet access and on-line databases covering a wide variety of subjects, many of which you can use at home. For password requirements, please contact the library. 

Select the link below for 24/7 library access.
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Selecting books has never been so simple. Click on the Online Catalog to browse through the 45,000 titles available; log-on to renew or reserve items. Need it now? Read or listen to your favorite novels on your portable device.

Online Card Catalog
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   Before you browse:
   - You will need an email address to register free download software.
    - Your barcode must be P+7 digits, Example:
      P 1234 type in: P0001234

Browse the full collection of magazine titles

With Flipster, it’s simple to select your favorite digital magazines from the Flipster newsstand and start reading.  Simply click on the desired magazine to start reading or get the app and download a magazine for offline reading.  When using Flipster outside the library, use the following:

username:  portalesppl

password:  88130

El Portal
Click on El Portal for access to a collection of databases online 24/7. Fix your car with Chilton's car manuals, write that debate using Opposing Viewpoints, or select any subject to find magazine, journals, and newspaper articles. 

Checking your e-mail is quick and easy when you bring your laptop and enjoy the wireless connection in the privacy of a private study room or outdoors near the fountain.

Join us for Storytime each Wednesday morning and Thursday evening. A full calendar of events can be found on the Children's Page .


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Denise Burnett,
Public Library
218 S Avenue B
Portales, NM 88130
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  • Phone: (575) 356-3940
  • Fax: (575) 356-3964
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  • Hours: Mon. - Wed. 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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