Welcome to the Maine Balsam Libraries


The “Maine Balsam Libraries” is a consortium of public and school libraries in central Maine. We gather in support of the highest quality of service to our patrons through collaboration, training and shared technology. 




About Maine Balsam Libraries


“Maine Balsam Libraries” is a consortium of thirteen public libraries, eleven school libraries, a medical library and a College library in central Maine using open-source Evergreen software as its shared integrated library system. This catalog allows patrons to manage their individual accounts online, search one or more of the consortium catalogs and request local library materials online or from other consortium libraries though inter-library loan. If your public, school or academic library is interested in joining our consortium you may contact any member of the consortium at any time. This collaborative effort was initially funded by a grant from the Stephen & Tabitha King Foundation.