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Chartered in 1867, Portland Public Library (PPL) is Maine’s oldest and largest public library system. The library offers over 300,000 books, audiobooks, musical recordings, movies, and digital resources, and access to the collections of the world’s great libraries.

Like other libraries across the state and across the nation, PPL recognizes the need to document these times. PPL's Isolating Together project is part of the Maine Contemporary Archives project, a collaborative, statewide initiative to document life in Maine during the COVID-19 pandemic. The project’s Omeka sites are supported by the Maine State Library, using federal CARES Act funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Please reach out to us if you have questions or need help submitting, either by calling us at (207) 871-1700 x725, or by emailing us at isolatingtogether@portlib.org.