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The Interlibrary Loan Department provides access to materials held by other libraries.

Patrons with valid IDs can use the requestor function in URSUS or MaineCat to borrow from other libraries in Maine.


Current students, faculty, and staff of The University of Maine at Augusta may use interlibrary loan services. Distance education students should contact Off-Campus Library Services.

We are unable to fulfill requests for: reference books, bulky or fragile items; rare or valuable materials; textbooks; dissertations; and entire issues of journals.

Community borrowers

Interlibrary loan service for community borrowers is limited to in-state borrowing through the URSUS and MaineCat catalogs, which may be accessed here: URSUS and MaineCat

Interlibrary loan for journal articles is not available to community borrowers.


Please fill out the above request forms accurately and completely.

Patrons are notified by e-mail or phone when materials are ready for pick-up. Items will be held for a period of two weeks.

Loan Periods

Loan periods for books are set by the lending libraries and may vary. Most libraries loan books for one month, and offer an option for renewal. Renewal requests must be placed before an item becomes overdue.

Do not remove the interlibrary loan label.

Charges will apply for unreturned items.