Collection overview and statistics

Collection overview

The primary purpose of the Raymond H. Fogler Library collections is to support the curriculum and research needs of University of Maine students, staff, and faculty. The collections include an excellent selection of monographs, journals, databases, maps, and media supporting undergraduate and graduate studies and faculty research. The library also has a number of specialized collections, including Maine-related books, records, and manuscripts; the University of Maine archives; a nationally recognized Canadiana collection; and a growing Digital Commons@UMaine repository highlighting unique University of Maine resources in electronic format.

Fogler Library is a Patent and Trademark Resource Center; the northern New England Regional (complete) United States Government Documents Depository since 1963; an official depository for Canadian federal and Maine state government publications; and the designated State Research Library for Business, Science, and Technology.

Collection statistics

The Raymond H. Fogler Library, on the Orono campus of the University of Maine, is the largest library in Maine. The collection includes:

Print books and government documents: 1,234,949

E-books and digital government documents: 1,615,301

Print serials: 54,159

E-serials: 180,124

Physical media: 828,340 (includes government and other microforms; maps; DVDs; CDs)

Digital media: 308,389 (includes streaming music and video)

Research databases: 352

Digital Commons holdings: 73,759

These statistics were updated April 21, 2023 with data drawn from Fogler Library responses to the latest ACRL (Association of College & Research Libraries) survey for FY22. The statistics listed here will be updated again in spring 2024.