Ellsworth Public Library

Elllsworth Public Library Update

The library will remain closed to the public until further notice, in accordance with state guidance. We will re-open as soon as it is safely possible to do so.

We ask that you keep any items you currently have checked out while we are closed and do not return them in our book drops. We will automatically extend due dates and waive fines. Library staff are mostly working remotely, and you can contact us at info@ellsworthlibrary.net or by Facebook message. Please get in touch with any questions! And don’t forget that we have a wide array of digital resources available on our website.

AARP tax prep is cancelled statewide for the foreseeable future and we can’t make any appointments at this time.


I have books I need to return. What should I do?
Please hold on to all of your library materials for the time being.  You will not be charged for these items.

I have a library card, but it’s expired.  How can I renew it online?
Good question!  Click here to access the library’s catalog and log in using your library card number and your phone number for the password (if you do not have a 207 area code, please use the entire 10 digit phone number).  Follow the prompts on the screen to confirm your contact information to renew your account.  If you have questions, please email info@ellsworthlibrary.net.

I don’t have a library card, but want to sign up.  Can I do this online?
Yes!  Please click here to fill out the form online and a librarian will contact you to follow up.

I want to access your digital resources.  How do I do this?
Visit our Digital Resources page for e-books, audiobooks, digital magazines, music, TV shows, and more.  You will need to download the app for the service you would like to use and then log in using your library card number and phone number.  (If you do not have a 207 area code, please use the entire 10 digit phone number).

Are you offering programming online?
Yes!  We will be offering some programming online.  Please visit the Ellsworth Public Library’s Facebook page or sign up for our daily e-newsletter to get updates.

I have a different question.  What’s the best way to contact the library?
We’re here for you!  If you need to contact a librarian, please email us at info@ellsworthlibrary.net or click here to message us on Facebook.  We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Reliable Sources of Information:

Maine CDC – https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/epi/airborne/coronavirus.shtml

National CDC- https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html 

World Health Organization:  https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019 

 New York Times coverage of the coronavirus is free with unlimited access:

NYT – https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/11/science/coronavirus-curve-mitigation-infection.html