USM Libraries


Library System Stalwarts Take Themselves Out of Circulation

Along with the usual restocking of books, campus libraries are also restocking their staff this year after the retirement of two system veterans.
Selection of sculpture, photographs, and paintings by the artsts

Restoration 2021: Works by Graduating BA and BFA Art Students

Exhibition "Restoration 2021" by graduating seniors in the Studio BFA, BA and BFA in Art Education programs is open for viewing on the 5th floor of Glickman Library on the USM Portland campus. Available for viewing until 9/30/2021.
book covers of the titles listed above on a black background

The USM Student Any Book Book Club is making a triumphant return for the summer!

The USM Student Any Book Book Club is making a triumphant return for the summer!
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.
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.
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.