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], go to our instructions, or check out our policies.

We will do our best to answer any reference question you may have. E-mail your to question (refdesk[at] 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 the second floor, $. 50 per file.

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 four computers that have access to the World Wide Web on the second floor. Patrons may use 60 minutes per day, plus more if nobody is waiting.

The two Wilder Room computers are restricted to research only and are available for up to 2 hours a day. Free computer tutorials are also available. Call or e-mail Sheri (sherisweet[at] or Leda Beth (ledabeth[at]

Wireless Internet (WiFi)
The library offers wireless access for laptop users. Our wireless network is offered to the public free of charge. The network is on twenty-four hours a day and is also availabe outside the building and the public is welcome to use it outside when the library is closed. 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 Use Policy page posted in the building or on the Library website before using the network.

Audio Books and EBooks for Downloading
For more information on these services, go to Digital Library.