Portland Public Library of Sumner County
301 Portland Blvd.
Portland, TN 37148
Phone: (615) 325-2279
Fax: (615) 325-7061



Regular Hours:

Sunday & Monday Closed
Tuesday & Thursday 10 - 8
Wednesday & Friday 10 - 6
Saturday 10 - 2


Visit the library's web site:


The Portland Public Library now has 24 Kindles to Lend!
The Portland Public Library of Sumner County has doubled the number of Kindles they have available to lend.  They went from six Kindles to 12 to 24 Kindles!    The 12 adult Kindles now have 33 books on them, the 6 young adult Kindles now have 18 books on them (7 of which are on the high school summer reading list), and the 6 junior Kindles have 10 books on them.  Please call or visit the library to reserve your Kindle.


Electronic Books
Anyone with a Kindle, Nook, etc. and a public library card can download from the Regional Ebook and Audiobook Download System provided by the state of Tennessee.  Simply use the link below. 
Suggestion: Until you get used to their search and download system, you might want to try this:
Use the "Advanced Search" link in the dark blue box on the left side of the screen. 
Enter a title or an author or a subject (e.g., Mystery.) 
Select the format (e.g., Kindle). 
Finally check the box "Only show titles with copies available."    (Once you are more familiar with the system, you can leave the box unchecked.  You can then add yourself to wait lists to reserve books.)  



This is an interesting web site for students and teachers.  The website provides study materials for selected literature, poetry, and U.S. history topics.   Below is part of a press release Shmoop sent out:

"We're Shmoop, a new educational website for high school and college students. A bunch of us (mostly Ph.D. and Masters students from Stanford and Berkeley) have worked on this for the past year-and-change. We opened our doors recently, and we're itching to ask you for your 2 cents, shekels, whatever.

Check out Shmoop: 
(New!) Shmoop for Teachers and Librarians: 

Praise for Young Shmoop
"Best of the Internet" - PC Magazine, Jan. 2009
Librarians' Internet Index ( picked Shmoop as a "website you can trust."
School Library Journal wrote a glowing review of Shmoop: "


Shmoop is not connected with nor endorsed by this web site nor the Portland Library. 
We are providing this information as a matter of interest.