Portsmouth Non-Public Textbooks

Portsmouth residents who have children in Grades K-12 attending non-public schools may request textbooks in mathematics, science, foreign language, history, and language arts. The time period for you to submit non-public textbooks orders to the Portsmouth School Department is from June 1, 2015 thru July 1, 2015.

Proof of Residency must be provided to the PSD at the Administration Building, 29 Middle Road, Portsmouth, RI, before books requested on the order form will be ordered.  Please bring your property tax bill or lease along with a utility bill to provide proof of your Portsmouth residency.

After July 1, 2015, the time has passed for the PSD to order your textbooks.  Approved textbooks can be located on the RIDE webpage.  CLICK HERE to determine if the textbook is eligible for reimbursement.  We will remiburse you the lowest price listed from our textbook vendor list.  We do not remimburse for shipping and  handling.  Suggested vendors are listed in the attachment below.   

If the textbook is approved by RIDE and you have missed our deadline, or have been accepted to a private school after July 1 , 2015, please come to our office with your book list to see if we have the textbooks available on our shelves.  If we do not have your needed textbooks, then you will have to obtain the textbooks yourself and bring us your receipt for reimbursement.  Along with the invoice of your purchased books, you will also need to provide the shipping slip from your textbook order along with the credit card statement or cancelled check showing proof of the textbook purchase.  The deadline for reimbursement for puchase of textbooks is Monday, October 12, 2015

Requested textbooks may be picked up at the Administrative Offices on Wednesday, August 19, 2015, or on Thursday, August 20, 2015, between the hours of 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM.


Click here for textbook loan instruction documents.