USM Libraries

About the Libraries

The mission of the USM Libraries is to provide collections, services, facilities, equipment and programs in support of the highest possible levels of University teaching, learning, research and public service. The Library seeks to build collections in any and all formats which foster student learning, faculty research and institutional services to the larger community.

Its services are designed to meet the information needs of students, faculty and staff of the University wherever the needed resources reside. Programming, too, is directed toward the interests and needs of the campus community. 

History of the Libraries

Glickman Family Library

Documents relating to the history of the USM Portland Campus Library

"Gateway to Knowledge"
The new USM Library serves as a gateway to USM.

"This Building Will Be Noticed"
The transformation of an old industrial building into an information center.

"Tomorrow's Energy Needs Today"
The new library is designed to conserve energy as well as books.

"Vast Industrial Wonderland"
From a bakery in 1919 to a 21st century information resource.

Excerpted from an interview with Eva Higgins, former bakery employee.

USM Names Library for Donors
A Free Press article about the renaming ceremony.

History of the Glickman Family Library Building
A brief history of the Building that houses the Glickman Family Library.

About the Glickman Family
A brief history of the Family that the Library is named for.

Gorham Library & Learning Commons

History of Gorham State Teachers College 1968
A brief history of the Gorham Campus and Buildings.

Commons @ Lewiston-Auburn College (LAC)

History of LAC Campus and Commons
A brief outline of the development of the LAC Campus