Department Overview

Raymond H. Fogler Library is closed to all users at this time.  Currently only library employees are permitted in the building.

We are committed to serving the community as best as possible throughout the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our staff will be working to provide resources and services to the UMS community. We will be available by email and by phone.

Contact Special Collections to discuss your research needs at 207.581.1686 or

Fogler Library will communicate any changes through the library’s Coronavirus Service Updates and Information page.

Fogler Library Special Collections

Fogler Library’s Special Collections Department was established in 1970 as a repository for Maine-related material. Virtually all available printed bibliographical, historical, and descriptive works on the state as well as literary titles by Maine authors are housed in this department.

Books, pamphlets, state documents, and other forms of printed material provide extensive coverage of Maine’s cities, towns, counties, people and institutions. These printed resources are complemented by a substantial body of original source material. While the collections are largely Maine-related, some material pertaining to broader subject areas, such as maritime history, are also found in the department.  The page on Our Collections provides more detailed descriptions and tips for searching for material, and highlights several Special Collections Staff Favorites.

Contact Special Collections

UMaine Special Collections & Archives, 5729 Fogler Library, Orono, ME, 04469-5729

phone: 207.581.1686 | email: