With permission from the librarians at Maine Maritime Academy’s Nutting Memorial Library, here’s a video explaining how to search the library catalog for a book and request it. Though the library is different, we use the same catalog so the same steps will work.
CloudLibrary is a collection of ebooks and audiobooks available for checkout to MML cardholders. Books may be downloaded to most phones and tablets.
The Digital Maine Library provides every resident of Maine with access to online resources that include a collection of full text articles and abstracts from magazines, newspapers, journals and reference. It also provides students, business people, public library patrons, and higher education students and educators the ability to use online learning tools.
Flipster is a digital magazine service. Merrill Memorial Library now subscribes to 16 digital magazines in addition to our regular print magazines. Some of the digital titles we will carry are familiar, like the New Yorker, Sports Illustrated, Real Simple, and Vogue; other titles are new but cover subject matter similar to what you’ll find in our print collection, like Dwell, Food Network Magazine, Mother Jones, Newsweek, and Prevention.
You can read these magazines on your computer or smartphone, but the experience of reading on an iPad, Kindle Fire, or Android tablet is best.
- Go to the iOS App Store, Google Play Store, or Amazon App Store to download the app to your device.
- Download and open the app.
- When prompted, search for MERRILL MEM LIBRARY.
- Enter your library card number.
Answers to frequently asked questions available in this PDF.
MML also has digital subscriptions to Consumer Reports, The New York Times, The Portland Press Herald, and the Wall Street Journal. These subscriptions are not accessible through Flipster. Call 846-4763 or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for access information.
Kanopy is a video streaming service for public libraries and universities. Patrons at Merrill Memorial Library may stream any of the roughly 30,000 feature films, documentaries, foreign, and classic films to your computer, mobile device, AppleTV, Roku, Chromecast, and Amazon Firestick. Every cardholder gets 5 streaming credits per month. Kanopy Kids and Great Courses material does not count against your credits. Cardholders with fines of more than $25 will not be able to sign up.
See Kanopy’s support page for answers to common problems, such as how to set up on various streaming devices.
Looking to explain the workings of our government to kids, or yourself? This site is for kids, but we are bound by the librarian code of secrecy– we won’t tell anyone what you’re reading (and we aren’t tracking it either). With sections for ages 4-8, 9-13, and 14+, you can find easy to understand concepts and definitions for a variety of age groups and ability levels.
Ben’s Guide to US Government for Kids, a service of the Government Publishing Office (GPO), is designed to inform students, parents, and educators about the Federal Government, which issues the publications and information products disseminated by the GPO’s Federal Depository Library Program. It is our hope that Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government fulfills that role.
We have access to so many databases that are underutilized. As we hunker down for the cold months ahead, it’s a good time to explore new hobbies! Jetskiing is out, but knitting, scrapbooking, soapmaking, and model building are IN!
A resource that offers detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text from leading hobby and craft magazines. Video tutorial from Niche Academy.
Home access during coronavirus pandemic. The world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource is available to use in Maine public libraries. This collection holds billions of records in census data, photos, directories, vital records, and more. Video tutorial from Niche Academy.