Reference Services

The reference staff at Blue Hill Library is here to help! Have a question for our reference department?

Contact us at or by phone at 207-374-5515 ext. 11

We help people:

  • Get items from other libraries
  • Connect to local services and organizations
  • Learn to use online databases to find journal and newspaper articles
  • Find materials in the library’s collection, including the archives
  • Much, much more!

Online services to access from home

Marvel! Maine's Virtual LibraryMARVEL!: Maine’s Virtual Library provides every resident of Maine with free access to a collection of full text and abstracts from magazines, newspapers, and reference books that are credible, reputable resources. MARVEL! also provides students, business people, public library patrons, and higher education students and educators the ability to search a number of resources at one time for needed information. In order to use Marvel from home, you will need to set up a free user account from the Marvel homepage.

Digital Maine Repository: Selected resources from the library’s archival collection have been digitized and are available for free download from BHPL’s page on the Digital Maine Repository. More items are being added all the time, and they are accessible from anywhere in the world!

Bangor Public Library: Did you know that any resident of Maine is able to get a Bangor Public Library card? With a BPL card, you can access even more digital resources, including electronic magazines and additional research databases. You can sign up for a BPL card here at the Blue Hill Library by filling out a simple form at the circulation desk.


Have questions about our reference services? Please ask us. You may also read our reference policy.