Ellsworth Public Library

Your library card offers access to an array of electronic resources!


Free access to the New York Times and the Libby reading app are made possible through the Hancock County Download Library, a consortium funded by Blue Hill Public Library, Southwest Harbor Public Library, Northeast Harbor Library, Witherle Memorial Library (Castine), Jesup Memorial Library (Bar Harbor), Ellsworth Public Library, Bass Harbor Memorial Library, Buck Memorial Library (Bucksport), and Friend Memorial Library (Brooklin).

New York Times online

NYT Account Set Up Instructions

You will need to create an account  for access. Read the account set up instructions before use.

After logging in through a browser, access is available on that device for 24 hours. Compatible with the NY Times app. New York Times online access is funded by the Friends of the Ellsworth Public Library.

Libby – E-Books, E-Audiobooks, and E-Magazines

Libby Set Up Instructions

The Hancock County Download Library collection offers EPL patrons access to an online library through the Libby app. Thousands of e-books and e-audiobooks are compatible with Kindle Paperwhites and other devices.  Access the collection with your card number and password.

More library resources:

Free Access to the Ellsworth American at the Library

We are excited to announce that all patrons and visitors now have full access to the complete online edition of the Ellsworth American through the library’s wifi network. The Ellsworth American is pleased to provide this complimentary digital subscription for the public to use at the Ellsworth Public Library. A big thank you to the Ellsworth American for making this possible.


Get free access to thousands of movies with your library card.  Simply add your Ellsworth Public Library card number and create an account. You get up to five borrows per month, with 72 hours to view each movie. Kanopy Kids is unlimited 30 day access. Thanks to the Friends of the Ellsworth Public Library for funding this service!


The Cloud Library allows you to borrow and read eBooks and eAudiobooks from your local public library for free!

Please note: If your library card number has fewer than 14 digits, please include the letters ell before your number when signing in.

Digital Maine Library

Magazines, newspapers, and reference books available to all Maine citizens through this expansive online resource.


Enjoy hundreds of thousands of songs in the Sony Music catalog.
The longer 14 digit library barcode number is required in order to access Freegal.

Career Resources

Employment Services for People Experiencing Homelessness

Resume Builder offers free, HR-approved resume templates to help you create a professional resume in minutes. Choose from several template options and even pre-populate a resume from your LinkedIn profile.

Career Guide for People with Disabilities [Updated 2023]

From Novoresume’s website, “As a person with a disability, you may hesitate to look for work. You can be unsure whether or not to make a disability known when applying for employment. In today’s job market, however, that shouldn’t be an issue. A disability doesn’t prevent you from having the job of your dreams. The job market accommodates people with a wide range of qualifications, passions, talents, and abilities…Read on to find everything you need to know about navigating the pathway to employment as an individual with a disability.”

Career Options for the Visually Impaired

An educational guide on job and career options for blind or visually impaired individuals.

Jobs for Retirees

Jobs for retirees are available in many industries to help older Americans supplement their income after they leave the workforce. Annuity provides information and resources for retirees looking to re-enter the work force.

Eastern Maine Development Corporation: Workforce

As the statewide leader in workforce development, our direct services support and sustain business and workforce growth. At EMDC, our Workforce Team offers individualized services and training to people and employers, helping them identify goals and create a plan for their future.

Community Resources

Assisted Living Assistance

Explore available assisted living communities, costs, and payment options in Maine.

Emergency Housing 

1. Emmaus Center, 51 Main Street Ellsworth, 207-667-3962, website
2. Downeast Community Partners, 207-664-2424 ext 5, website 

Free Community Meals

1. Everybody Eats St Dunstan’s Episcopal Church 134 State St. Ellsworth, Mondays 3:00-6pm
2. Welcome Table First Congregational Church, 2 Church St. Ellsworth, 207-667-8321
Wednesdays 2:30-4 pm Must call before 2 PM to reserve a meal.

Food Security

1. Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry , 137 Downeast Highway Ellsworth, (207)667-4363, website
Monday, Wednesday, Friday Hours 9:30 AM -12:30 PM Wednesday Evening 4:00-6:30 PM 
2. Emmaus Center Food Pantry, 52 Main Street Ellsworth, 207-667-3962, website
Hours Monday-Friday 10 AM-2 PM  Please call the shelter the day before to sign up.
Also offering food items from Shaw’s and Hannaford’s Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 AM -10 AM 
3. Bib and Tucker Christian Ridge Church, 53 Christian Ridge Road Ellsworth, 207-812 -5555, website
Hours: Monday 12-2 PM  Thursday, Friday 10 AM-12 PM


1. Emmaus Center 51 Main St. Ellsworth 207-667-3962 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10 AM-2 PM, website 
2. Christian Ridge Church 53 Christian Ridge Rd. Ellsworth 207-812-5555, website
3. Community Closet, 25 Eastward Ln Ste 12, 207-266-7242, website


Downeast Community Partners 207-664-2424 free rides by appointment, website 


Intelligents’ Veterans’ Guide to Vocational Schools and Apprenticeship Programs

Maine Landlord/Tenant Rights

Genealogy Resources

Public Access Newspaper Resources and How to Utilize Them (Ourpublicrecords)

Education Resources

Clean And Recovery Scholarship Essay Contest

From Clean and Recovery’s website, “Join us as we launch our $1,000 college scholarship essay contest, an initiative proudly presented by Clean And Recovery. We believe that higher education plays a vital role in shaping long-term careers and improving lifestyles. By supporting higher education, we aim to assist college students in achieving their goals while giving back to our community on a broader scale.”

Educational Resources for Individuals Working with Blind & Visually Impaired Children

From Early Childhood Education Degrees’ website, “Whether you are a dedicated parent, a passionate educator, a concerned healthcare professional, or an advocate for inclusive education, this comprehensive guide aims to illuminate the pathways that lead to a brighter future for these remarkable young individuals. Join us as we uncover a multitude of resources, techniques, and organizations that stand ready to empower blind children and ensure they thrive in their early childhood experiences.”

Substance Use Prevention Education (SUPE)

From SUPE, “SUPE is a group of people with over 50 years of combined experience in substance use and education. We have helped people with substance use disorder for decades. By educating people, we would not have to get them treatment. But most importantly, they would have a better future because most people with a substance problem do not have any future.