Donations

BOOKS: With many thanks, MML accepts donations of hardcover best-seller books in good condition. We do not hold an annual book sale, so typically we cannot accept any other types of books.

AUDIO BOOKS: With many thanks, MML accepts donations of audio books on CD that are in good condition. We are currently reducing our number of books on cassette tape and can no longer accept these as donations.

MOVIES: With many thanks, MML accepts donations of DVDs that are in good condition. We are currently reducing our number of VHS movies and can no longer accept these as donations.

FUNDS: With great appreciation, MML accepts monetary donations. These may be made in person or mailed to the library at 215 Main Street, Yarmouth ME 04096. MML is a non-profit institution and will acknowledge your tax-deductible contribution in writing.

Library Services

Lending Policies

  • All Yarmouth residents and/or property taxpayers are eligible for a free library borrowing card. Library cards are issued to individuals with proper identification. Please bring in an official item bearing your name and Yarmouth address (ID, driver’s license, car registration, rental agreement, or piece of US mail) and show it to a librarian, who will then issue a library card. Cardholders are responsible for all items checked out on their cards.
  • Non-Residents are eligible for all library privileges by paying an annual fee of $40 per household.

Renewals

  • Materials may be renewed online by logging into our catalog with your bar code number and last name, in person, or by calling the library (846-4763) during regular business hours. When calling, please give your bar code number (the 3 or 4 digit number on the back of your library card) and your name to the librarian who will then tell you the new due date(s).
  • Books, periodicals, and audio materials may be renewed once as long as they have not been reserved by another patron.
  • 7-Day materials (INCLUDING MOVIES ON DVD) may be renewed once.
  • Interlibrary Loan materials may NOT be renewed.
  • Vacation renewal service is available. Please speak to a librarian to arrange this service.

Checked-Out Materials Lists

  • Materials Slip: Each time you visit MML and check out books, the librarian will give you a slip listing ALL of the items that you currently have out, including their due dates. Keep this slip handy as a reference for when materials should be renewed or returned.
  • Online: To see a list of the items that you have out currently, go to the MML catalog search web page and click on the “User Status” button at the bottom. On the next screen, enter your bar code number (the 3 or 4 digit number on the back of your library card) and your last name. A list of your current items and their due dates will appear.

 

 

Reserves

  • Any library material may be placed on reserve for a library patron.
  • IN PERSON: Simply present your card, then tell the librarian which materials you would like placed on reserve.
  • PHONE: Call the library (846-4763) during regular business hours. When calling, please give your bar code number (the 3 or 4 digit number on the back of your library card) and your name to the librarian, then indicate which items you would like placed on reserve.
  • ONLINE: Search for the item that you would like on the MML web site. Once you have located it, select the COPIES button on the right side of the item. On the next screen, select the RESERVE button on the right side of the item. Type in your last name and patron number, which is the 3-4 digit bar code from the back of your library card. Select the RESERVE button at the bottom.
  • When a reserved material becomes available, a librarian will call you to let you know that the item can be picked up.
  • All reserved materials will be held at the front desk for a minimum of three days, including either a Saturday, Tuesday, or Wednesday (enabling those with 9-5 jobs to pick up their reserves).

Fines

  • Check for fines Online: To see if you have fines, go to the MML catalog search web page and click on the “User Status” button at the bottom. On the next screen, enter your bar code number (the 3 or 4 digit number on the back of your library card) and your last name. Any fines will appear at the bottom of the screen.
  • Check for fines by Phone: Call the library during regular business hours. Give your bar code number (the 3 or 4 digit number on the back of your library card) and your name to the librarian who will tell you if there are any current fines.
  • ALL MATERIALS ARE DUE BEFORE CLOSING ON THE DAY INDICATED ON THE CHECKOUT SLIP. Items placed in the book drop after closing are not checked in until the following morning.
  • MML is not yet equipped to accept credit cards. Please pay all fines by cash or check. Checks may be made payable to: Merrill Memorial Library.
  • Lending privileges are temporarily suspended if accrued fines are $5.00 or more.
  • Fines are NOT charged for days when the library is closed.
  • 3-WEEK ITEM FINES: 10 cents per day on all books (including audio books and periodicals), up to a $5.00 maximum per item.
  • 7-DAY ITEM FINES: $1.00 per day on all videos (DVD), up to a $5.00 maximum per item.
  • Lost or damaged materials – the cost of the item will be charged. Any overdue fines will be erased.
  • Lost or damaged Interlibrary Loan items – charges are determined by the originating library. Any overdue fines will be erased.

Wi-Fi Services

  • Wireless routers are located on the first and second floors of the library enabling patrons to access the internet with their own laptop computers equipped with wireless cards.
  • Electrical outlets are limited. Please ensure that your laptop’s battery is fully charged in case you are unable to access power from the library.

public access computerPublic Access Computer (PAC) Policies

  • Available to all library patrons.
  • Patrons may sign out a computer pass from a librarian. If there is a waiting list for computer use, time is limited to one hour.
  • Black and white printouts can be made from each PAC at 10 cents per page.

Photocopying policies

  • A self-serve public use photocopier is available on the fist floor of the library. Photocopies are 10 cents per page.
  • Letter and legal sized copies may be made.

Facsimile

  • The library does not have a fax machine available for public use.

Free/Reduced-Cost Passes

Each pass may be signed out for a designated day on a first-come, first-served basis. You may reserve a pass for a particular day in advance by contacting the library.

Please note: you must come to the library to pick up your pass.

  • Portland Museum of Art – Free pass for up to 2 adults and 6 children.
  • Children’s Museum of Maine – 50% discount pass for up to 4 people.
  • Maine Wildlife Park in Gray – $2.00 per person pass for up to 7 people.
  • Maine State Museum- Free admission for up to 4 people.
  • Farnsworth Art Museum-Free admission for 1 adult and any children under 16 years of age