About Fogler Library

Raymond H. Fogler Library at the University of Maine is the largest research library in Maine, with a 150-year history supporting the faculty, students, and staff of the University as well as residents of the State of Maine.

The current collection includes approximately 3.6 million print volumes, including government documents, as well as 1.6 million microforms. The library provides access to more than 615,000 e-books, 104,000 online serials, 380 online databases, and 154,000 media titles.

Fogler Library is the regional depository for federal government publications and an official depository for Canadian federal and Maine state government publications. The library is also the designated State Research Library for Business, Science, and Technology, and is the only Patent and Trademark Resource Center in Maine.

Fogler Library’s branch at the Ira C. Darling Marine Center in Walpole houses a specialized collection focused on marine studies of more than 13,300 books, journals, and reprints.

Work at Fogler Library

The library employs a number of student employees throughout the academic year and the summer. Students interest in applying for positions at Fogler Library can visit our employment page for more information.

Professional staff positions at Fogler Library are listed on the University of Maine’s job board.

Library Policies

To learn more about Fogler Libraries policies for borrowing materials, visiting the library, using spaces within the library, and more, please visit the policies page on our website.

The Mission of Fogler Library

The mission of the Libraries of the University of Maine is to identify and provide the information and library resources needed by members of the University community in their study, teaching, research, public service and professional development; to serve as the designated State Research Library for Business, Science and Technology (P. & S. 1999, ch. 33, Laws of Maine); to instruct and assist in the use of library resources and services; to share in the development and implementation of the University’s educational and research programs; to cooperate with other libraries in meeting the information needs of the people of Maine; to provide leadership in the development and delivery of library services in Maine; and to participate in state, regional, and national professional library activities.

To learn more about how the library achieves this mission, please take a look at our complete mission statement.


Commitment to service is at the center of Fogler’s outreach initiatives. We work with students, faculty, staff, alumni, local businesses, government, and community members to fulfill the needs of our users. We believe the campus library serves as a focal point for education, research, management, and collections as well the infrastructure to support their use.

To learn more about upcoming workshops and educational opportunities, visit the library’s event calendar. For questions about tours, hosting a workshop, or holding an event at the library, please contact the library’s Public Relations Manager.

Fogler Library Student Ambassadors

Fogler Library Student Ambassadors are leaders on the UMaine campus who serve as advocates for Fogler Library and act as a voice for students to improve library services and resources. Learn more about the Fogler Library Student Ambassador program.

Tours of Fogler Library

Tours of Fogler Library may be arranged for UMaine students, faculty, and staff. Tours cover public service areas and the collection. Databases, on-line resources, and instruction in the use of library resources are not included in the tour. Tours last approximately 30 minutes, and we recommend tours group of 15 people of fewer.

To arrange subject-specific instruction and an introduction to Fogler Library resources, faculty members are encouraged to contact their subject specialists at the Reference & Information Literacy Help Desk.

To schedule a tour, contact the library’s Public Relations Manager or call the business office at 207.581.1661.