Porter Memorial Library


Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The library is open to visitors Tuesday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.¬† Both the main floor and the downstairs children’s room are open.


Starting Jan. 1, 2022 & continuing until further notice:

Due to the pandemic, and based on advice from US CDC and Maine CDC, Porter Memorial Library expects people to wear masks while attending gatherings of more than 3 people inside its building at 92 Court Street in Machias.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Curbside Pickup Service: Porter Memorial Library cardholders can ask for library items ahead of time and pick up their curbside order when it’s ready. Call 207-255-3933, email librarian@porter.lib.me.us, or place a reserve online at https://porter.biblionix.com. Curbside orders are bagged, labeled, and placed on the library front porch Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. We let you know when your library items are available for pickup.

Used Book Sale: Located in the back yard at 92 Court Street, The Last Page Honesty Bookstore, Porter Memorial Library’s used book outlet, offers a fresh-air browsing experience for book lovers who appreciate a bargain. During the winter we open¬†The Last Page upon request. Inquire at the main building.

Used Book Donations: Donations are accepted on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., or by appointment. We love your book donations and appreciate your understanding when it comes to resale value. Print and media items that are difficult to sell include any item in poor condition (damaged, dirty, smelly), text books, magazines, Readers Digest Condensed Books, and encyclopedias. Thank you for making our used book sale one of the best.

Free Library Box: A Free Library Box is located outside the library near the parking lot. Choose a free book to take home with you!