School and Public Library Services

This library is both the public library for the Town of Mount Desert and the school library for Mount Desert Elementary School.


There is a copy machine for public use at the circulation desk on the first floor. Copies are $.25 each. The library’s public access computers can print black and white documents for $.25 each. The librarians can print color and double-sided documents for you at the same cost, email them to The copy machine can scan and email documents for you at no cost.


The library has 5 public access computers for adults (4 Macs and 1 PC). We also have 3 computers in the children’s room and 2 in the young adult area. Computers are first come, first serve and there is a 30 minute time limit if others are waiting. We have 2 PC laptops and 4 ipads that can be checked out for use within the library. The library also offers free WiFi in the building and within the immediate vicinity.

Network: NEHLIB   Password: booklovers

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

We participate in a statewide inter-library loan system and can order nearly any book from other libraries within the state of Maine, as well as out-of-state. We receive deliveries twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays. Most items arrive in about one week. To request an inter-library loan item, call the library or email your request to

Study Rooms/Mellon Room

The library provides two small study rooms for private study or small meetings. To reserve a study room call the library. We also allow groups and organizations to use the Mellon Room during and after operating hours. To reserve the space, contact Kate Young at or call the library.

Audiobooks/E-books for Downloading

The library provides free access to a large collection of audiobooks and e-books through Maine InfoNet. Click the Collections tab on our website and select Download Library.

Digital Maine Library (Formerly Marvel!)

The Digital Maine Library (Formerly Marvel!) provides access to full text articles and abstracts from magazines, newspapers, journals and reference books to assist in research. Click the Collections tab on our website and select Marvel!.


Our archivist can help you with your archival research. We ask that you make an appointment for any extensive research. Contact Daniela Accettura at, email, or call the library.

Book Sale

Every Thursday 4 – 5:30, September – May

Our main book sale is located in the basement. Pay what you want; all proceeds benefit the library.

If you’d like to volunteer with the book sale, please contact Kate Young at

We also have books are  for sale in the front entrance year round, during all library operating hours.