Library Services

Inter-Library Loans
We can order nearly any book from other libraries within the state of Maine, as well as out-of-state. If you would like more information on this service from the Blue Hill Library, you can e-mail our inter-library loan desk or check out our policies.

Reference
We will do our best to answer any reference question you may have. We welcome questions about Blue Hill history as well as other related questions.. E-mail us with whatever reference question you have, and we will answer you as soon as we can. Ask refdesk@bhpl.net.

Meeting Room Use
The Roland Howard Meeting Room and the Elvira Bass Archive Room are available for individuals and community groups for lectures, presentations, classes, or anything else consistent with the library's mission. To reserve a room, stop by the circulation desk, or click here.

Books On Call
Delivery is available for homebound residents as well as overnight patients of the Blue Hill Memorial Hospital. All circulating material from our collection is just a phone call away.

Photocopier / Printers
We have a photocopiers and printers for public use located on each floor. There is a fee of $.15 for each B&W page, $.50 for color. B&W copies are free for use related to K-12 student assignments.

Programs for All Ages
All year long we provide programs and discussion groups for everyone. Poetry readings, art exhibits, Storytime, Chess Club and educational lectures! Check our web calendar, or stop by to see what's new this month!

Computer Services
We have 4 computers that have access to the World Wide Web on the second floor. Patrons may use 45 minutes per day, plus more if nobody is waiting.

The 2 Wilder Room computers are restricted to research only and are available by appointment for up to 2 hours a day. Free computer tutorials are also available. Call or e-mail Sheri or Leda Beth.

Wireless Internet (WiFi)
The library also offers wireless access for laptop users. Our wireless internet to the public free of charge. The network is on twenty-four hours a day, making the service available inside during open hours and accessible outside the building after hours. If you are plugging into our electric outlets, please do not run any cords across aisles. You might also consider a donation to help with our electricity bills.

Patrons are asked to review the Internet Use Policy page posted in the building or on the Library website before using the network.

Download Audiobooks

Audio Books and EBooks for Downloading
Audio Books and EBooks are ready to be downloaded to your computer, iPod, or MP3 player. Just login using your library card number (a five digit number under the barcode on the back of your card) and you can download up to 2 books at a time.