Other Libraries Available to South Berwick Residents
Berwick Public Library and D. A. Hurd Library in North Berwick, are also part of MILS, the Maine Infonet Library System and you may request items through MILS from those libraries any time. The Rollinsford Public Library, the William Fogg Library in Eliot and the South Berwick Public Library have borrowing agreements in place that allows residents to get a free membership at these libraries. Students attending Marshwood Public Schools who live in Eliot and Rollinsford are eligible for memberships. Bring personal identification and something that verifies a residence to sign up for a membership at the other libraries, or if you are a student, a transcript or report card that verifies where you attend our school.
The Portland Public Library
Residents of York and Cumberland County are eligible for free memberships at the Portland Public Library. The South Berwick Public Library can issue cards to residents who show photo identification and proof of residency. Cards take up to two weeks to become active and then they may be used for all services of the Portland Public Library including on-line services such as Chilton’s, Hoopla (free downloads of movies, music and audiobooks) , Mango Languages, business research tools and much more.
Borrowing from Other Libraries
Members of the South Berwick Public Library may request items through MILS Interlibrary Loan which gives access to nearly 100 libraries and over 4.5 million unique titles. You can often get an item delivered to your home library within two weeks. If no library in Maine can lend the Item you wish to request we can try to get it from other libraries in the country. Library staff will search out a location from which to borrow for you. It is not possible to borrow titles that are less than a year old. AV materials can be more difficult to borrow.
Maine Reciprocal Borrowing Program
The Maine Reciprocal Borrowing Program allows anyone with a valid library card from one of 68 participating libraries to visit any of the other participating libraries and check out materials in person. It’s referred to as “walk-in” borrowing because it essentially turns your local library card into a “statewide” library card!