Using the Library
We are happy to help you. Here are some tips that will help you get the most out of your library visit.
- Please bring your student ID every time you come to the library. You need it to borrow books, use the photocopier, and print from our computers.
- Please check in with us after you get your student ID, so that we can activate your card. Once that happens, you can do a lot of research from home — we’ll show you how.
- We have computers for student use. We also have WiFi access for both students and guests.
Our Services & Collections
We can serve many of your academic needs. We are not just interested in handing students a book; we want to help students learn how to search the Web, use books and articles in their writing, and cite their sources.
We can help in-person, on the phone, and online. Librarians are available via chat reference many of the hours that the library is open. We also have Research Guides for many of the school’s courses and programs.
We have a carefully-chosen book collection of more than 25,000 volumes, as well as 550 audio and video recordings and 180 periodical subscriptions. We have specialized collections serving UMA Bangor’s unique Dental Health and Veterinary Technology programs and strong support for other UMA Bangor programs such as Mental Health & Human Services, Justice Studies, Computer Information Systems, Liberal Studies, and Business Administration.
If we don’t have the book that you need, we can easily help you get it from other libraries. You can have books brought here from any University of Maine library with just a click in the URSUS online catalog. Just ask how!
Nottage Library Policies
Students can borrow books, DVDs, and other items for the following periods:
Books: 4 weeks
Periodicals & Maine File: 1 week
Videos: 2 days
Course Reserves: varies – please call ahead for details.
Be sure you know the due date for any library materials you check out. We will send you a notice on any overdue books. Returning or renewing books promptly at this point will avoid all fines. Your next notice will be an emailed and printed bill for $55.00. If you return books after they have been billed to you, your cost will be dropped to $5.00 per book.
If no one else is waiting for the books checked out to you, you may renew them by phone, in person, or through the online catalog (URSUS). Renewal lets you avoid all overdue notices and bills. Periodicals, Maine File materials, videos and reserves cannot be renewed.