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Explore the UMA Libraries’ special collections of books, manuscripts, garden seeds, and other materials!

Plunkett Maine Writers Collection

Established in October 1999, the Terry Plunkett Collection consists of books and videos by and about Maine authors. The primary focus of the Plunkett Collection is contemporary Maine fiction and poetry. It honors Terry Plunkett’s accomplishments as teacher, poet, scholar, novelist, editor, and mentor.

Terry was a Professor of English at The University of Maine at Augusta from 1969-1998. Additional services to the University included editing “The Kennebec: A Portfolio of Maine Writing” and serving as Acting Dean of Academic Affairs from 1980-1981. He was named Professor Emeritus of English in 1998. He passed away in 1998, leaving behind many caring friends and family.

With the exception of a few rare items and videos, the Plunkett Collection is included within the general Katz Library collection and is available for checkout by UMA students, faculty, staff, and community. The materials in the Plunkett Collection may be searched using the library’s online catalog, URSUS. Donations to this collection are greatly appreciated.

Click here for digital access “Kennebec: A Portfolio of Maine Writing,” digitization and storage courtesy of the Maine State Library.

UMA Seed Library

Established in 2018, the UMA Seed Library is a collection of vegetable seeds made available to the community. In collaboration with the UMA-Augusta Community Garden Club and UMA-Bangor community garden, the Seed Library was initially stocked with organic seeds from FedCo Seeds in Clinton, Maine. Seeds are available at both the Bangor and Augusta campuses.

The Seed Library is a “seed share,” which means that library patrons are allowed to borrow seeds to start their own gardens. Through this seed share effort, UMA and the UMA Libraries are supporting sustainability. As part of our sustainability mission, we ask that when borrowers are able to, they bring back part of their harvest to share with the campus, or they harvest seeds to be returned to the seed library. Click here for more information about the seeds available in the UMA Seed Library, or to contact the UMA Garden Club, email

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The libraries of UMA support and enrich the education and research of students, faculty, and staff by providing access to and instruction in the use of library resources. UMA’s libraries in Augusta and Bangor support academic instruction at all levels and provide consultation in the use of information in today’s knowledge-based society.

The Katz Library

Katz Library in Augusta

UMA-Augusta Campus

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The Bennett D. Katz Library at The University of Maine at Augusta is situated at the center of campus adjacent to the Michael Klahr Center. Equipped with computer technology, group activity spaces, areas for quiet study, and quick access to staff and faculty, the Katz Library services a variety of community needs.


The Nottage Library

Nottage Library

UMA-Bangor Campus


The Nottage Library welcomes you to our space on the first floor of Belfast Hall.  Here you will find comfortable furniture, group activity and quiet study spaces, and plenty of computer terminals.  Library staff are happy to assist you in finding the information you need and learning how to use it.