The Raymond H. Fogler Library, on the Orono campus, is the largest library in Maine. The collection includes:
Total volumes: 3.6 million
(count includes print monographs; print serial volumes; and 2.4 million government documents in all formats)
Microforms: 1.67 million
(count excludes government document microforms)
Research databases: 380+
(16,138 physical format such as DVDs, CDs, etc.; 138,810 streaming music, audiobooks, film & video)
Digital Commons holdings: 17,000+
These statistics were updated May 20, 2016 with data drawn from Fogler Library responses to the latest (FY15) ACRL and IPEDS surveys, and internal FY15 records, completed in spring 2016. The statistics listed here will be updated again in spring 2017.
Scope of the Collection
The purpose of the collection is to support the curriculum and research needs of University of Maine students, staff, and faculty. As such it includes an excellent selection of general materials to support undergraduate studies, as well as rich and varied research materials. Specialized resources include Maine-related books, journals and manuscripts; maps, physical and streaming media; music scores; educational materials for teachers and students; a nationally recognized Canadiana collection; and major STM databases such as ASTM Standards and Scifinder Scholar.
Fogler Library is a Patent and Trademark Resource Center; the northern New England Regional (complete) United States Government Documents Depository since 1963; an official depository for Canadian federal and Maine state government publications; and the designated State Research Library for Business, Science, and Technology.