Ellsworth Public Library

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See our detailed information about getting and using a library card.

Yes! See more details about book and material donations.

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.

To renew an item, log in to your library account in Minerva, call the library (207-667-6363) with your card number, or come in and renew in person (with your library card or photo ID).

Most everything can be renewed once as long as no one else has it on reserve.

Please ask at the circulation desk for a guest pass.

How long can I use the computer?
Each pass allows 30 minutes of time on the computer. We also have Chrome books available for 60 minute sessions.  You will need to leave a photo ID with us for use of the Chrome book.  You may ask a librarian to extend your time. We are happy to do that as long as no one is waiting to use a computer.

Please be sure to ask for additional time before your session ends so we can extend your time.

Please note: Computers shut down automatically 15 minutes before the library closes for the day. Please finish your work before they shut down.

After you pull up your document or webpage on one of our computers, click print. A box will pop up asking if you would like to send it to the printer. Click SEND and take your card or guest pass to the printing computer (located near the stairs). Follow the instructions listed by this computer to complete the process. If you need help during this process, please ask a librarian.

Printing fees are 25 cents per page for black and white, 50 cents per page for color.

You can email your document or webpage to a librarian who can print it for you. Please ask at the desk for the printing email.