MaineCards now accepted at nearly 70 libraries throughout Maine
Pilot program allows MaineCard holders to check-out materials in person at participating libraries
With the launch of the Maine State Library’s Reciprocal Borrowing Program, University of Maine faculty, staff and students may now use their MaineCards at nearly 70 libraries throughout Maine. The Maine Reciprocal Borrowing Program allows library users with a valid library card from one participating library to visit another participating library to check-out materials in person.
Raymond H. Fogler Library is one of the libraries participating in the pilot program, which gives MaineCard holders “walk-in” borrowing access to more than 50 new libraries. Through the program, valid MaineCard holders can visit any of the participating libraries in person and borrow materials without needing an additional library card.
The Maine Reciprocal Borrowing Program was launched as a pilot program in September 2019 with a review scheduled for August 2020. The full list of participating libraries, which includes a mix of both public and academic libraries, can be found on the Maine State Library website. For more information about the program, visit the Maine State Library website.