Maine Library Trustee Handbook - 2021 Edition

This handbook is designed to help Maine library trustees (governing and advisory) in their roles of being an effective board member and library advocate. Each chapter includes sources of additional information that can help if you run into an issue or question not addressed.

The Maine State Library thanks the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction for their generosity in allowing us to modify the entire contents of their Trustee Essentials: A Handbook for Wisconsin Public Library Trustees for use in the original handbook and other State Library agencies for sharing their contents as well for this 2021 version.

Each library may request one copy of the handbook at no cost. Please email Kimberly Clark at: to request a copy. Extra copies can be obtained either by downloading the file below to print locally or requesting additional copies via the Request Form for $20 per copy. We can deliver via van delivery or will send via USPS. If you have questions or would like more information, contact your Regional Liaison.

Download the Maine Library Trustee Handbook

Complete Handbook (PDF, 37.5 MB)

Each segment of the handbook can be downloaded individually in PDF format below: