How to Create a Minerva User Account


Once you have a KFL library card, setting up an online Minerva user account will allow you to
  • see when your items are due
  • renew your items, when possible
  • request items
  • sign up for text message alerts when items are ready for pickup
  • opt in to having your reading history saved
To create a user account
1. Visit the Minerva website.
2. In the upper right hand corner of the catalog, select "My Library Account" and follow the instructions.
 
Please email the library or call us at 207-985-2173 if you have any questions.
 

How to Search the Catalog

Click on the link below to watch our video tutorials about searching our online catalog and requesting items.

Searching the Catalog Video Tutorials

 

How to Browse the Library from Afar

We know how difficult it can be to pick out a book to read when you are not able to walk through the stacks, see the covers and read the blurbs on the back. However, there are a number of tools that you can use to simplify the search for your next read. Click on the link below, to view a slide presentation where we will share some tricks and tips for browsing the library from afar.

How to Browse the Library from Afar

 

How to Request an Item


Online 
1. Visit the Minerva website.
2. Select "My Library Account," located in the top right corner of the screen.
3. Sign in with your name and library card number.
4. Search for your item and select the the title of the item.
5. Select "Request" next to the red checkmark located above the search box. You should receive a confirmation upon submitting the request. If you do not, please call the library at 207-985-2173 so that we can troubleshoot.


By Email or Phone
Please email the library or call us at 207-985-2173 with the following information:
  • your first and last name
  • the last 5 digits of your library card number
  • and the title and author of the item

How to Renew Your Items


Online 
1. Visit the Minerva website.
2. Select "My Library Account," located in the top right corner of the screen.
3. Sign in with your name and library card number.
4. Select "Items Currently Checked Out" link to view the materials you have checked out.
5. Select the materials you want to renew by checking the boxes in the RENEW column, and then select "Renew Selected". Or, if you want to renew everything, select "Renew ALL".
6. When asked "The following item(s)will be renewed. Would you like to proceed?", check that the information is correct and select "Yes".
  • If you cannot renew one or more of your items, a message will appear on the screen. You are welcome to call the library at 207-985-2173, as we are able to override and renew items, in certain circumstances.
  • If you are successful, a new due date will appear in the STATUS column. 
Always check the STATUS column for information on the success or failure of your renewal.

By Email or Phone
Please email the library or call us at 207-985-2173 with the following information:
  • your first and last name
  • the last 5 digits of your library card number
  • and what items you would like to renew