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Books By Mail
Information about an August 2015 change in the Books By Mail Program
What is Books By Mail?
Books By Mail is a program of Maine State Library's Outreach Services, funded by the Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and administered by the Maine State Library.
Books By Mail provides library materials via U.S. Postal Service to the following individuals:
- residents of Maine communities that do not have a full-service library and do not pay for library services at a nearby community; and
- Maine residents who are homebound for medical reasons.
Are You Eligible?
How Does a Person Register?
- For people in towns that are eligible: print out the registration
form and mail it in.
- For homebound residents: Print out the homebound service application and mail it in.
- Call us toll free at 1-800-762-7106 if you need help or have questions
How Does Books By Mail Work?
Your library card allows you to order books online from of two Maine catalogs, URSUS and MaineCat. Please start your search with URSUS - if you don't find the title you want in URSUS, check the MaineCat catalog.
- Instructions for accessing the URSUS and MaineCat catalogs
- Frequently Asked Questions for Using Books By Mail Online
If you don't have access to a computer or if you have questions about the Books by Mail program, call Outreach Services at 1-800-762-7106.