Maine State Library Augusta, Maine – The State Library, serving all citizens and visitors, provides access to its information, services, and policies in order to meet educational, informational, recreational and cultural needs. The only requirement for obtaining a MSL library card is to be a Maine resident. With this card you can access books, audio books, e-books, extensive electronic reference sources, microfilm of Maine newspapers, wi-fi access and public computers, attend classes and much more. Library Outreach Services provides a variety of programs for residents with disabilities including books by mail. More services offered to the public at MSL.
Mantor Library at University of Maine Farmington – Community members who are 12 years old and older may request a free courtesy card at the Information Services Desk, which is located immediately to your right upon entering the library. This allows access to both print and online resources at the college library.
Library of Congress – This is a huge site that offers online users access to a great deal of information including that which has been archived and digitized at the LOC. collection highlights include: prints and photographs, historic newspapers, performing arts, veterans history, sound records, film, maps and manuscripts. The Library of Congress also offers many websites designed for young readers and for the whole family to explore together. This includes entire books online.
The American Folklife Center – The American Folklife Center Archive, established in the Library of Congress Music Division in 1928, is now one of the largest archives of ethnographic materials from the United States and around the world, encompassing millions of items of ethnographic and historical documentation recorded from the nineteenth century to the present. These collections, which include extensive audiovisual documentation of traditional arts, cultural expressions, and oral histories, offer researchers access to the songs, stories, and other creative expressions of people from diverse communities.