Updated Mask Policy

Updated 8/10: As per CDC recommendations, we are requiring face coverings for all patrons over 2 years of age, regardless of vaccination status.

Our face covering policy will change in accordance with the level of transmission in Hancock county. The CDC updates the map of transmission no later than 8 pm every day, you can find the map here: https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view

  • HIGH: Masks required for all individuals older than 2 years old, regardless of vaccination status. We will also bring back other precautions and post our updated policies on our website and on the doors to the library.
  • SUBSTANTIAL: Masks required for all individuals older than 2 years old, regardless of vaccination status.
  • MODERATE: Masks optional for vaccinated individuals; required for unvaccinated individuals older than 2 years old.

To avoid flip flopping, day to day, when the transmission level changes to Substantial, we will require masks for at least a week. We will post this information on the doors to the library. We will also have disposable masks available if you forget to bring yours.

The safety of our patrons and staff is our top priority. We continue to monitor our local situation and will adjust accordingly so stay tuned.


At this time we are not allowing reservations of our study rooms or event spaces; we have brought back limited seating indoors and made several computers available.

Due to the limited availability, computers are available for 30 minutes and our workspaces indoors are available for an hour. There are also outdoors workspaces – with shaded spaces and spaces near outlets – that are available with no time limit. All workspaces are available first come, first served. If you need to talk on the phone or do a zoom call, we ask that you use one of our outdoor spaces.


  1. Request any available item in our catalog. Don’t know what you want, ask a librarian for a selection. There are three possible ways to make a request:
  2. Your request will be filled as soon as possible; items will be bagged and labeled with your name. We will call or email you when your order is ready and confirm when you are able to pick your items up. Pick up your items outside by our front entry. If you are not able to arrange pickup within 7 days of your request being filled, the item will be placed back into circulation. The checkout period begins when the request is filled.

We purchase new materials each month. See our new materials here. We are always happy to suggest materials to you!

HOME DELIVERY | By appointment

This service is for patrons who are unable to get to the library. At this time we are only offering this service within the town limits of Northeast Harbor. Book deliveries will be available on Mondays. Please call 207 276 3333 during our business hours or email us at talktous@nehlibrary.org.

FREE WIFI | Available 24/7

Our WIFI network reaches all the way to the curb! The network name is NEHLIB, password: booklovers. 

RENEWALS | You can contact us via phone, email, or at the front desk to renew materials that you would like to keep for longer. We will do our best to honor your request.

ONLINE RESOURCES | Please contact us via phone or email if you would like help accessing these resources.

  • Mango Languages – online language learning program offering 72 courses including ESL and courses for kids.
  • CloudLibrary – ebooks and digital audiobooks
  • Hoopla – ebooks, audiobooks, music, television and film
  • Maine Digital Library – Academic journals, articles, magazines and resources
  • Tumblebooks – ebooks, study guides, audiobooks and educational videos for children and families

INTER-LIBRARY LOAN SERVICE | We are able to make requests for inter-library loan items from other libraries. We receive deliveries on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

EVENTS Most of our events will be held virtually.

Keep an eye out for more information via our Facebook, our weekly e-newsletter or our website for information about upcoming virtual events and outdoor summer programming for children!

Follow us on Facebook for links to book lists, home education resources and more. We will be posting updates via our weekly e-newsletter (You can sign up on the bottom of this page!), to the library Facebook page, Instagram, website, and on our outdoor sign as we adapt to the present situation.

For more information:

Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention

National Center for Disease Control

How to Protect Yourself from the National Center for Disease Control

Contact Us

Northeast Harbor Library
1 Joy Road, PO Box 279
Northeast Harbor, Maine 04662

(207) 276-3333

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Northeast Harbor Library
1 Joy Road, PO Box 279
Northeast Harbor, Maine 04662

(207) 276-3333