USM Libraries


Access Services (Circulation & InterLibrary Loan)

The Access Services Department facilitates user access to local and remotely held resources through the circulation of materials, borrowing policies, renewing books, requesting books, Course Reserves, Interlibrary Loan (ILL), shelving and shelf maintenance, document delivery, group study rooms, library-wide lost and found, and patron registration.


Portland:(207) 780-4270

Gorham:(207) 780-5345

LAC:(207) 753-6540

InterLibrary Loan (ILL)




Collection Management: Acquisitions & Cataloging

Our department purchases books to support the University curriculum and faculty research and processes books donated to the Library. Student recommendations of academic titles are encouraged.

Collection Management Specialist
Glickman Library, Portland
(207) 780-5417



Library Administration

Responsible for the oversight and administration of all Libraries services, staff, finances, and receiving

427 Glickman Family Library, Portland

Zach Newell
Dean of Libraries & Learning
(207) 780-4276


Osher Map Library

Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education [OML] preserves the cartographic heritage of the state, region, and nation for future generations, and makes that heritage accessible to all.


Reference departments provide information, research, and instructional services to all library users, including in person and online reference help, bibliographic instruction classes, tutorials, research guides, (in academic libraries) subject specialist support, and much more.


Library Liaisons

Special Collections

As part of the University Libraries, collects and preserves rare materials, including books, manuscripts, photographs, and artifacts. The Department is made up of three meta-collections: General Rare Books and Manuscripts, the University Archives, and the Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine. 

Franco-American Collection

USM’s Franco-American Collection preserves and promotes the culture and heritage of Maine’s Franco-American population. It holds a wealth of research materials, and it sponsors a variety of events that celebrate and promote the history and culture of Franco-Americans.