General Library Services

Inter-Library Loans
If there is an item that you want to borrow that the library does not own, you may order it yourself on the MaineCat website, or we are happy to order it for you. If you would like more information on this service from the Blue Hill Library, you can e-mail our inter-library loan desk (illrequests[at]bhpl.net), go to our instructions, or check out our policies.

Reference
We will do our best to answer any reference question you may have. E-mail your question to refdesk@bhpl.net or call 374-5515 and we will answer you as soon as we can.

Meeting Room Use
The Roland Howard Meeting Room and the Elvira Bass Archive Room are available for individuals and community groups for lectures, presentations, classes, or anything else consistent with the library’s mission. To reserve a room, stop by the circulation desk, or click here.

Books On Call
Delivery is available for homebound residents as well as overnight patients of the Blue Hill Memorial Hospital. All circulating material from our collection is just a phone call away at 374-5515.

Photocopier / Printers / Faxing / Digital Scanning to Email
We have a photocopiers and printers for public use located on each floor. There is a fee of $.15 for each B&W page, $.50 for color. B&W copies are free for K-12 students working on school assignments. Faxing is available on the second floor. There is a fee of $.50 per page to fax domestic only. Digital scanning to email is also available on both floors, $.50 per file. If you have a job you would like printed on your phone, tablet, or personal computer, you can email it as a file attachment to printthis[at]bhpl.net and library staff will print it for you upon your request.

Programs for All Ages
All year long we provide programs and discussion groups for everyone: poetry readings, art exhibits, Storytime, Chess Club and educational lectures! Check our web calendar, or stop by to see what’s new this month.

Computer Services
We have six total computers that have internet access and Microsoft Office software – four on the second floor and two in the Wilder Room. Patrons may use 60 minutes per day, plus more if nobody is waiting, with additional time restrictions during the busy “after school” periods of the day.

Library staff are happy to help with computer questions. Free computer tutorials are also available. Call 374-5515 or e-mail Sheri (sherisweet[at]bhpl.net) or Leda Beth (ledabeth[at]bhpl.net) to make an appointment in advance.

Wireless Internet (WiFi)
The library offers wireless internet access for everyone, free of charge. The network is on twenty-four hours a day and the signal reaches well outside the building. The public is welcome to use it outside when the library is closed or for any video calls such as Skype.

If you are plugging into our electric outlets, please do not run any cords across aisles. You might also consider a donation to help with our electricity bills.

Patrons are asked to review the Internet Acceptable Use Policy page before using the network.

Audiobooks and E-books for Downloading
For more information on these services, go to Digital Services.