Programmes & Activities


National Reading Competition

National Reading Competition

The National Reading Competition is an annual event which is undertaken by all parish libr...

Story Hour

Story Hour

The Library offers weekly stories for young children. This is an exciting programme that i...

Cyber-Tots Computer Training

Cyber-Tots Computer Training

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Overview

Portland can be regarded as one of the pioneer parishes in library development. As early as 1824 the St. Georges Library Society began in Portland as a subscription library in Buff Bay. It was an active and progressive library whose members had to pay both an admission fee and an annual subscription fee. In 1838 there were 79 members. This library set the pattern for the development of similar subscription libraries in St. Elizabeth, St. James, St. Ann, Trelawny and St. Catherine. Nearly 100 years later the idea of free libraries was able to gain favourable public support in most of these parishes.   READ MORE...

Branch Libraries Opening Hours


The Portland Parish Library has several branches located all over the parish, offering varying programmes and services. Please see below a list of all branch libraries.

Parish Library

1 Fort George Street
Port Antonio
Portland

(876) 993-2793 / 3931
(876) 993-3533

Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 4 pm (SAT)

Bybrook

Bybrook P.A.
Portland

(876) 

Monday - Friday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Closed on Wednesdays

Buff Bay

Baker Street
Buff Bay
Portland

(876) 913-6409

Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 1:00 pm (Sat)

Hector’s River

Hector’s River P.O.
Portland
(876) 

Monday - Friday
12:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Hope Bay

Main Street
Portland

(876)

Monday - Friday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Long Bay

Long Bay P.O.
Portland

Monday - Friday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Sat)