Some of these services may be disrupted in response to the corona virus; please check the home page for the most up to date information regarding library services.
School Library & Public Library
This library is both the public library for the Town of Mount Desert and the school library for Mount Desert Elementary School.
Photocopying, Printing & Scanning
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 email@example.com. The copy machine can scan and email documents for you at no cost. Sorry, no faxing.
Computers & WiFi
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or call the library.
Audio-books & E-books for Downloading
The library provides free access to CloudLibrary, a large collection of audiobooks and e-books through Maine InfoNet. Click the Collections tab on our website and select Download Library. You will need to login using your library account details.
Digital Maine Library (Formerly Marvel!)
The Digital Maine Library provides access to full text articles and abstracts from magazines, newspapers, journals and reference books to assist in research.
TumbleBooks is a collection of e-books and digital resources for grades K-6, and includes graphic novels, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, National Geographic videos, non-fiction books, playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French.
Mango Language Learning Program
Mango Languages has over 72 courses of language learning programs, including special topics such as “Spanish for Librarians,” children’s programs, ESL programs, and Mango Premiere subtitled films.
Archive & Digital Archive
Our archivist can help you with your archival research. We ask that you make an appointment. Please contact Daniela Accettura at firstname.lastname@example.org, email email@example.com, or call the library. Currently we are in the process of digitizing the items in our archive, to see what we’ve uploaded so far, visit our Digital Archives.
We offer free passes to several musems – the Bangor Discovery Museum, the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, and the Portland Museum of Art. Inquire at the desk for more information!
Book Sale – Every Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30 – 5 pm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also have books are for sale in the front entrance year round, during all library operating hours.