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family image from 'We Exist" exhibit

African American Collection unveils exhibit on Maine’s Black families

The University of Southern Maine’s African American Collection has unveiled the first of six new digital exhibitions, highlighting 200 years of families in Maine.
Fall Hours

Library Hours for the Rest of Fall 2020

USM Libraries Hours November 30 - December 18, 2020
Robert Sanford co-editor of River Voices

USM storytellers collaborate for new book about the Presumpscot River

USM Professor of Environmental Science and Policy Robert Sanford co-edited the recently published book “River Voices: Perspectives on the Presumpscot” — and he had a raft of USM faculty and staff collaborators on board for the project.

USM ID For Library Building Access

A reminder that a current USM ID will be required to access library buildings and services this semester.
Curbside Pickup

Library Curbside Pickup

Beginning Monday July 20, USM Libraries will offer curbside pickup in Portland of books from the USM collection (Portland & LAC) as well as those from the UMS System Libraries, including UMaine.

Free Internet access for Students

Free Internet Access for Students

MMPA: Celebrating 10 Years and 100 Maine Photo Collectors

USM Libraries and the Maine Museum of Photographic Arts present "MMPA: Celebrating 10 Years and 100 Maine Photo Collectors," on display on the 5th floor of Glickman Library 2/13/20 - 5/16/20. Opening reception on 5th Floor of Glickman Library on Thursday, February 13th from 6pm - 8pm. Artist talk on 7th Floor of Glickman Library on Thursday, April 16th from 6pm - 8pm.
Gerald Talbot and USM President Glenn Cummings

USM honors Gerald Talbot, Maine’s first African-American legislator, with Talbot Fellow 

The University of Southern Maine honored the extraordinary life and work of Gerald E. Talbot, Maine’s first African-American legislator, with the creation of a new teaching fellow, who is examining race in Maine.

The Year in News: Our Top Stories of 2018

We're recapping our top stories of 2018 in a big, multimedia way.
Albert A. Howard - Portland Press Herald photo

Passionate book collector and longtime library employee leaves $500,000 legacy to USM

The University of Southern Maine (USM) is pleased to announce a $500,000 legacy gift to its prestigious Special Collections at the Glickman Family Library from Albert A. Howard, a collector of rare books and former USM Libraries cataloger.