Maine State Documents

This Maine State Documents digital repository marks a new era in how the Maine State Library collects, stores, and makes available state government documents to Maine citizens, researchers, and state agencies. The Maine State Documents repository, representing 21st century digital storage capabilities, is an example of modernization in government and increased transparency. Maine citizens and researchers will have the benefit of accessing important state agency publications utilizing easy 21st century search techniques (e.g. Google).

For more help finding a document, please call the Maine State Library Reference Desk at (207) 287-5608 or email

To State Agencies

State law, Title 1, Chapter 13, Section 501-A, requires agencies to send copies of all their publications (see law for more detail) to the Maine State Library to serve as a permanent record. Since many agencies do not keep copies of their own, this requirement ensures that these publications will always be available as public documents.

Visit Government Documents Frequently Asked Questions for Contributors to the State Document Repository. Need training or help submitting documents? Email or call Tel: 287-5612.

Past Print Publications

Maine State Government Publications Checklist include all of the state agency publications received by the Maine State Library during the indicated quarter. Previously the Library keeps three copies and sends the remaining 15 copies to depository libraries throughout the state and to the Library of Congress.