The easiest way to place a reserve on an item we have at the library is through Minerva

  1. Go to the Minerva Catalog.
  2. Find and click on the title of the item in the catalog.
  3. Click
  4. Fill in your name and your library card number (all 14 digits, no spaces), and click Submit.
  5. Once you see “Your request for  — was successful,” you have finished the request. Then just wait to hear from us! We will call, email, or text when the item is ready for you.  The item may come from our library or any of the 60+ Minerva libraries in the state.  It’s easy and it’s free.

If you don’t find the item you are looking for, you can check MaineCat, which is a comprehensive state-wide catalog.  The process is the similar, except you can only place holds on available items.

If you cannot find the item in either catalog, check out our item request page.

Of course you can always call us (207-766-6363), or come in to make a request in person.  Please have your library card with you.