Donations

BOOKS: With many thanks, MML accepts donations of hardcover, current, high-demand bestseller books in excellent condition. We do not hold an annual book sale, so typically we cannot accept any other types of books. We reserve the right to refuse donations.

AUDIO BOOKS: With many thanks, MML accepts donations of audio books on CD that are in good condition. We no longer carry books on cassette tape and can not accept these as donations.

MOVIES: With many thanks, MML accepts donations of DVDs that are in good condition. We no longer carry VHS movies and can not 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, property taxpayers, and those who work for Yarmouth businesses 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 name and library card number, in person, or by calling the library (846-4763) during regular business hours. When calling, please give your bar code number 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.

Checked-Out Materials Lists

  • Materials Slip: Each time you visit MML and check out books, the librarian can 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 catalog and click on My Library Account in the upper right. On the next screen, enter your name and library card number.

 

 

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 library card number and your name to the librarian, then indicate which items you would like placed on reserve.
  • ONLINE: Search the online catalog. Once you have located a title of interest, click on the title to bring up the item’s record.  Click the Request button (near the top, below the blue bar) and enter your name and card number.
  • When a reserved material becomes available, you will receive and email or a phone call to let you know that the item can be picked up.
  • All reserved materials will be held at the front desk for up to 7 days.

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.

Wi-Fi Services

  • Merrill Guest is our open WiFi network.
  • 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 users.
  • 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.
  • Faxing and scanning is also available for a small fee.

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 – $3.00 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
  • Maine State Park Vehicle Pass – Free admission for up to 17 people.