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)

Course Reserves

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

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

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.

Glickman: 207-780-4272


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As part of the University Libraries, it 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.

Special Collections Homepage

USM’s Franco-American Collection preserves and promotes the culture and heritage of Maine’s Franco-American population.

Franco-American Collection Homepage

Digital Projects offers digitization services for the University of Southern Maine. USM Libraries has partnered with the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education to offer project planning and digital imaging for materials related to the dissemination of University research and preservation of institutional memory.

To submit your materials to the repository please fill out a Repository Release and Service Agreement Form

To request your that materials be digitized by Digital Projects, please submit a Digitization Request and Service Agreement Form

The USM Maker Innovation Studio (MIST Lab) is the innovation and prototyping arm of the Michael E. Dubyak Center for Digital Science and Innovation. Located on the fifth floor of the Science building on Portland campus, MIST currently houses an Experiential Learning Classroom, makerspace, the Digital Immersion Lab, the Digital Media Lab, an advanced digital fabrication and prototyping lab, and the APIS Commercial entity.

Maker Innovation Studio Homepage

The Center for Technology Enhanced Learning (CTEL)’s Learning Designers support faculty to create engaging programs, courses and lesson plans grounded in evidence-based best practices for every modality. CTEL can help faculty reach their pedagogical goals and support their commitment to excellence.

Center for Technology Enhanced Learning Homepage

The spaces, services, and resources of The Learning Commons are designed to foster collaborative and active learning. Located in the USM Libraries, The Learning Commons is also home to USM’s peer academic support services. In addition to subject-based tutoring, we offer academic coaching, technology assistance, and research guidance, as well as reservable group study spaces and community computers.

Learning Commons Homepage

For more information, also see the Staff Directory or Organization Chart