Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

MLC logoMetropolitan Learning Center

K x 12 student-centered education

2033 NW Glisan St. | Portland, OR 97209
Phone: (503) 916-5737
Fax: (503) 916-2658


Media Specialist: Kiva Liljequist

The library is open Monday - Thursday from 8:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 8:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday.

The mission of the MLC library is to ensure that students are effective users of ideas and information.

Click here to navigate our Online Catalog:

MLC Library Catalog

From here, you can check what books we have, what you/your student has currently checked out and when it's due, and you can renew books from here as well! You can also check the holdings of every PPS school library!

2016 ORCA vote!

 It's time to vote for your favorite 2016 ORCA nominee! Click here for the ballot!

Reshelving Game

Try your hand at reshelving FIC, E, non-fiction. Show off your stuff and become a Master of the Universe! To try the game, click here 

2016 Oregon Readers' Choice Award BLOG!

The nominees for the 2016 ORCA award are here! Click here to check out MLC's ORCA blog!

Magnetic Poetry

 Click here for magnetic poetry!

Hoax or Real? Can You Tell?

When you click on the following link, you will be directed to a list of web sites. Some are hoaxes (not true) and some are real. Can you tell which is which?


Web Site Evaluation

Click here to review some good criteria for evaluating a web site!

Booktalk videos

Check it out! See our amazing 6th grade students present booktalks on their favorite books! Find them on Teacher Tube by clicking here!

Elections and Voting

Click here to log in to our Portaportal page. The guest access username is "mlclibrary".

Computer Programming

To get to your computer programming account, click on the links below.

For Susan's class, click here

For Betsy's class, click here

Banned and Challenged Books

Click here to read about the difference between a challenge and a ban, why books are challenged, and who challenges books.

Click here to read about frequently challenged books, sorted by by year, by author, statistics, by decade, and banned and challenged classics.

Click here to read a full list of books challenged or banned by year, compiled since 2004, the reasons behind the challenge or ban, and the result of the challenge or ban. Note: Scroll to the bottom of this page for each link, by year.


Volunteer @ the Library

We are always looking for a few extra hands, if you have the time to help re-shelve books, label new ones or any of the other tasks we have on our to-do list. Give us a call or stop by the library; we'll be grateful for the help!

What Do You Have Checked Out? Check Your Library Account!

You can check your MLC library account from home! Go to the MLC Library Catalog. Look at the upper right corner—it says “Login.” Click and type in your first name and last name. In the next line, type in your six-digit student number. You can see what is checked out and when it’s due. You can also renew books from home!

Book Look

Have a favorite book that you think everyone should read? Email me your name,  the title and author of the book you love, and I'll check it out!