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Laptops To GoLaptops To Go

Circulation Media-Reserve has 25 laptops available for 4 hour checkout to University of Maine students, faculty, and staff. You will need to present your Maine Card to the Circulation staff. For more information, please see the laptop checkout policy at

The laptops are equipped with:

Additional information about media equipment can be found at:

Workshop SeriesWorkshop Series

Fogler Library's workshop series includes Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) training as well as instruction in the use of research tools. For more information and a schedule of classes, contact Gretchen Gfeller (Voice: 581-1696 E-mail: or visit the Workshop Series web site:


Fogler Library’s Ask-a-Librarian Service provides options for chat, text, email, and phone services. You can chat with a librarian in real time, send your question via email, text the word BEAR to 66746 and send your question, visit us at the Help Desk, or call 207.581.1673 to arrange a meeting with your subject librarian.

Information InstructionInformation Instruction

Fogler Library can provide help in locating and navigating electronic and print information resources.

Material Delivery for Faculty and StaffMaterial Delivery for Faculty and Staff

University of Maine faculty and staff may have materials owned by Fogler Library sent directly to your Orono campus office.
Books -- Find the record in URSUS for an item you wish to request, click request and enter the information requested. In the box labeled "Choose a Pickup Location," select "Orono." Circulation staff will retrieve the books from the stacks, check them out to you, and send them through campus mail, usually within 24 hours.
Journal Articles -- Requests for photocopies or PDFs of journal articles held by Fogler Library may be made either:

Photocopy Services staff retrieves the journal article(s) and either sends photocopies through campus mail or scans the articles into electronic form and sends them to you via email, usually within 24 hours. The price for journal article requests is 8 cents per page for photocopying. Scanned articles are also 8 cents per page, however, if an article needs to be photocopied before it can be scanned the charge is 15 cents per page. For more information check our website:

Scanning ServicesScanning Services

Fogler Library provides a variety of scanning services for patrons. These include, document scanning, journal article retrieval scanning, slide, and photo scanning. For more information visit us on the web at:

Self Service Scanning is also available.

Submitting Reserve MaterialsSubmitting Reserve Materials

Fogler Library offers services for both traditional and electronic reserves. To place course material on reserve, use the form on our reserve web page ( To ensure that reserve materials are available for your students, please follow these guidelines: submit your request at least six weeks prior to the first class assignment, provide first generation copies for scanning, and provide a copy of your syllabus. All reserve materials are available through URSUS.  Electronic reserves provide 24/7 access to your materials through our Eres system. This system also allows reserve list content to be password access only. For more information about reserves and processing please see our web page at

Online FormsOnline Forms

The Library provides a number of online forms which faculty, staff, and students may find handy. Here's a list:

Fogler LibraryFogler Library's approval plans

The library has two approval plans through which we acquire approximately 6,000 books each year.

We encourage faculty to monitor the approval plan books and to provide feedback to us in order to maintain a collection relevant to campus needs. Copies of the subject profiles and publisher lists are available on request (contact Deb Rollins, 581-1659).

Book ordersBook orders

Each year, Fogler Library purchases many books on the recommendation of faculty, librarians, and other members of the University community. The library allocates part of its materials budget to subject areas which correspond to the University's academic departments, colleges and/or schools. These funds are intended to be used to acquire materials that fall outside our approval and profiled books plans. Faculty and staff are invited to submit requests for books that address curriculum and research-related needs.
Use our Book Recommendation Form (, or mail or e-mail requests to the librarian assigned to your college or department ( For more information about how books and other materials are selected and acquired, see

MaineMaine's Science, Technology and Business Research Library

Fogler Library serves as a resource for meeting the science, technology and business information needs of citizens of the state. We provide a portal for information resources in these areas at The portal includes databases funded by the Maine State Legislature, plus links to additional resources. For more information, contact

Patents and TrademarksPatents and Trademarks

The Science and Engineering Center at Fogler Library is the home of the only Patent and Trademark Depository Library in Maine. This service, offered in partnership with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, provides all the resources required to search for U.S. patents and trademarks, as well as Maine trade and service marks. For more information, call the Patent and Trademark Depository Library representative at 581-1678 or visit

Spatial data and geographic information systems (GIS)
A versatile spatial data and geographic information systems (GIS) work station is available for your research. Located on the first floor of the Fogler Library, it can be used to create maps color-coded to correspond to spatial distribution of your chosen data. Maps from the Library's collections, or that you provide, can be vector-scanned with the CalComp Drawing Board large-format digitizer tablet at the work station or raster-scanned on a color digitizer in the Media Resource Center/Learning Materials Center. A large-format color plotter provides quality output up to 3 feet wide and of any practical length. Assistance is available for locating socioeconomic data in all formats. GIS software available at the Library's GeoScan work station:

Elections Division of Maine.govElections Division of

Get election information including lists of candidates and referendum questions at the Maine Secretary of State's Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions website ( Users can find lists of candidates, the text of referendum questions, an absentee voting guide, and other information for voters and candidates.

For UMaine Faculty
Expressly for the faculty, the Library maintains a web page ( with links to internal and external services and information that we hope will be useful to you and save you time. You'll find news items, the status various Library projects and developments, and archived copies of Library's online and print newsletters.
There are links to interactive Library forms to request: campus delivery of journal articles and books held here at Fogler Library; placing materials on Reserve -- hard-copy or electronic format; and interlibrary loan of books or photocopies of journal articles. Without leaving one's office, a faculty member can also request reference assistance via e-mail or the Web.
Supporting communication with the library staff are: a list of the faculty liaison librarian for each department; information about requesting a bibliographic instruction session for your class; and examples of course guides created for these sessions.
Did you know that we have reciprocal faculty borrowing privileges at nearly 200 other university libraries? Check out that link and others for: copyright and fair use information; scholarly book reviews from H-NET Reviews; online directories to find faculty at other colleges and universities; and contact information for periodical publishers and suppliers of in-print and out-of-print books and periodicals. For more information please contact our Web Office at

Self Service Scanning
The Media Resource Center has two Epson Perfection 3590 Photo Scanners with ABBY Fine Reader 6.0 Sprint, (OCR) for scanning various formats of text and images, including photos and other images, microfilm and microfiche, slides and 35-mm negatives, and books and journal articles. Scans can be saved in various formats from .tif to .pdf files. The scanners are available for public use anytime during regular library hours. No appointments necessary and assistance is always available. For more information, contact Larry Corbett (Voice: 581-1683 E-mail: or visit the MRC web site:

LibX: Fogler Library ToolbarLibX: Fogler Library Toolbar

LibX Fogler Library Toolbar is a web browser extension that provides direct access to Fogler Library's resources. It features:

Visit Fogler's LibX Toolbar page for more information and installation instructions.

University of Maine Yearbooks OnlineUniversity of Maine Yearbooks Online

The Prism, the University of Maine’s yearbook, is now available online as part of a digitization project sponsored by Fogler Library in partnership with the University of Maine Alumni Association. The Prism was published for the years 1895 to 1997. In 2004, a University of Maine yearbook with the title Dirigamus was published. No yearbooks have been published since then. Issues of The Prism vary in content and layout, but seniors are always highlighted. Individual photographs of seniors are arranged in alphabetical order by last name (within each college), and accompanied by information about hometown, major, and fraternity or sorority. Some books also contain photos of members of other classes. Also included are sections on the faculty and administration, campus organizations, athletic teams, Greek societies, and events. Visit the Yearbooks Online at:

QR CodesQR Codes

This graphic element is an example of QR 2d code. You will notice these codes on signs and posters throughout the library. A QR Code is a matrix code (or two-dimensional bar code) created by Japanese corporation Denso-Wave in 1994. The "QR" stands for "Quick Response", as the creator intended the code to allow its contents to be decoded at high speed. QR Codes can store addresses, telephone numbers, URLs, and other information. The one on this page contains the URL for our Directions page. To learn more, visit our QR code info page:

Binding Your ThesisBinding Your Thesis

Fogler Library serves as a central site for shipping to departments across campus using Bridgeport National Bindery to bind departmental and student copies of theses and dissertations. Contact the administrative assistant in your department to learn if the department will cover the cost of binding your thesis. For more information about binding your thesis, visit

GPS Units AvailableGPS Units Available

The GIS and Maps Office in Fogler is happy to announce that four hand held GPS units are now available for checkout at circulation. These units will teach the user the basics of tracking routes, creating waypoints, creating routes which then may be followed, and a range of other functions. Units can be used in the field for learning about GPS, planning a trip, basic geocaching, and other outdoor activities. Units may be checked out for one week. For more information on the units please contact the GIS and Maps office at 581-1681.

Library Group Study RoomsLibrary Group Study Rooms

Tutor Program and Writing Center group study rooms are now available to UMaine students only. Groups of 3-8 have access to an LED display, white board, and four small tables that can be configured into one large table. Computer/LED display connectivity kits (containing an HDMI cable, adapters, and remote control) are available for loan. Go to the Circulation Desk for room reservations and connectivity kits. More info at:

DigitalCommons@UMaine TutorialDigitalCommons@UMaine Tutorial

Fogler Library offers an online guide to DigitalCommons@UMaine, complete with video and step-by-step tutorials for creating an account and self-archiving in , our Institutional Repository. For more information please feel free to contact your library liaison or Kimberly Sawtelle.

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