Maine Reciprocal Borrowing Program

Maine Reciprocal Borrowing Program

The Maine Reciprocal Borrowing Program allows anyone with a valid library card from one of the participating libraries to visit any of the other participating libraries and check out materials in person.

Libraries should review the list of participating libraries regularly as fluctuations in participation do occur. Libraries come back online and new libraries are added to the program.

The Maine State Library hopes the program will grow over time. Unfortunately, not all libraries in Maine are eligible to participate at this time because the computer systems currently required to allow participation are not used by all libraries. The Maine State Library and Maine InfoNet are continuously seeking ways to increase participation by finding solutions that eliminate these systematic and technical barriers.

Libraries wishing to be added as participants to the program should reach out to our Technology Specialist, Jared Leadbetter ( to verify eligibility and to request being added to the list of participating libraries.

Information on the Maine Reciprocal Borrowing Program