For library materials available in the state of Maine visit these statewide
Maine InfoNet is a collaborative of academic, public, school, and special libraries that provides leadership in resource sharing, promotes cost effective solutions for quality library information services, and supports the cultural, educational, and economic development of Maine.
MaineCat Statewide Catalog combines and links more than 100 library collections contained in 10 large online library systems. A single search scans more than 4.6 million unique titles and nearly 8.9 million items.
Minerva is a shared library system that brings together nearly 60 libraries of all types from across the state. Minerva is self-governed by a Users Council and an Executive Board with technical management and support provided by Maine InfoNet.
URSUS is a shared library system that brings together the seven University of Maine System libraries and combines them with the collections of the Bangor Public Library, the Maine State Library and the Maine Law and Legislative Reference Library. Together the URSUS collection provides access to over three million unique titles.
SOLAR enables libraries to make their holdings visible through the MaineCat Statewide Catalog and to participate in interlibrary lending with other MaineCat libraries. To search for items from SOLAR Libraries, please search the MaineCat Statewide Catalog.
Other useful statewide databases:
Download Library http://download.maineinfonet.org/
The Maine InfoNet Download Library provides online access to downloadable audio books through OverDrive. Patrons from member libraries are able to checkout ebooks and downloadable digital audiobooks for free, 24/7, from a shared collection.
Maine's Virtual Library, provides every resident of Maine with free access to a collection of full text and abstracts from magazines, newspapers and reference books that are credible, reputable resources.
Ancestry Library Edition is a new genealogy research tool that provides library patrons instant access to a wide range of resources for genealogical and historical research. Ancestry Library Edition includes records from the U. S. Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; petitions for naturalization; passenger lists and more! Please Note: This link will only work from a library computer or a computer connected to the internet from a library wireless access point.
Other Library Links:
Maine Writers Index http://www.maine.gov/msl/maine/writers.htm
The Maine Writers Index is a searchable database of writers with a relationship to the State of Maine. The connection may be birth, residency, employment or works that are set in Maine.
Maine Women Writers Collection http://blog.une.edu/mwwc/
Founded in 1959 by Grace Dow and Dorothy Healy to honor, preserve, and make available the writings of Maine women who have achieved literary recognition, the Collection now has over 8,000 volumes on more than 500 Maine women writers.
Library Thing https://www.librarything.com/
Based in Portland, LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for book lovers.
Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. Their mission is to help people find and share books they love.