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.


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.

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.