Make the Most of Your Library

Comfortable Seating on the 2nd Floor

     Welcome back students and welcome to our incoming students. Library Services is located in the Center for Innovative Learning. The offices and circulation desk are located on the main floor to the right as you enter the CIL through the foyer. Our circulating collection contains approximately 50,000 items and is located on the top or second floor of the CIL. You will also find study carrels and comfortable couches for relaxation and studying there. Please be aware that the second floor is a designated Quiet Zone and the only quiet area on campus. The lower floor houses our special collections room. Special collections contains our university archives and items specific to Maine and Aroostook County. We are a Federal and State Government documents location for northern Maine and that is also housed within the special collections room. Access to the special collections room is by appointment only, but we are very accommodating. Please ask a staff member if there are materials you need in special collections. We will be happy to assist you.

     There are several items for new students that will make your experiences in the library go more smoothly. Please take the time to look at and explore the library web page. Our online catalog and access to all of our electronic books and journals are available. In order for the library website to be fully functional from off campus, it is recommended to sign into your campus portal and access the library through “UMPI Quick Links.” In addition, the contact information for the library staff is available if you need to contact us. Finally, please take the time to walk through the CIL and familiarize yourself with the three floors.

     The main role of the library is to assist you with your research needs. Many of your assignments are going to require you to find scholarly information. The library is your go-to resource for helping you with your research and to get access to materials you need for your academic success. The library provides access to over 60,000 electronic journals, 150,000 ebooks, thousands of historical documents and photographs, 60,000 books.  And that is just what is available through our library. We have a consolidated catalog that gives you access to all of the University of Maine campus libraries around the state.

     Other items of interest contained within the Center for Innovative Learning include a library conference room that buy clubs and organizations may reserve for meetings, student computers, printing services, the Reed Art Gallery, Tutoring Services, Student Support Services and Tech Services. We look forward to seeing you in the CIL. Have a great fall semester.