How to Create a User Account

View, renew and hold materials from your home computer

To create an account, go to the Minerva website. In the upper right hand corner of the catalog, choose "my library account" and follow the instructions.
 
Please call (207) 985-2173 or email the library for assistance if needed.

How to Renew Your Books

All material may be renewed except for materials with reserves and materials on which you owe fines. You may call the Library at (207) 985-2173 to renew if you owe fines; we may be able to override the fine block.

In Person
When you come to the Library ask at either the Main desk or the Children's room desk to have your materials renewed. Please remember to bring your library card.
 
Phone
Your materials can be renewed by calling us during business hours at (207) 985-2173 and choosing option 4 for adult materials and option 5 for children's materials. Please be ready to read your library card number to the librarian.

Online
Library cardholders may renew their own materials online. All materials may be renewed except for materials with reserves and materials on which you owe fines.
  1. Log in to your "My Library Account" on the upper right hand corner of the Minerva website.
  2. If not the default view, click the "Items currently checked out" link to view the materials you have checked out.
  3. Select the materials you want to renew by checking the boxes in the RENEW column and then click the Renew Selected button. If you want to renew everything, click the Renew ALL button.
  4. If you cannot renew items, a message will appear on the screen. 
  5. 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.

How to Reserve Materials


In Person
 When you come to the Library ask at either the Main desk or the Children's room desk to have a title reserved for you. Please bring your library card with you.
 
Phone
Call the Library during business hours at (207) 985-2173 option 4 for adult marterials and option 5 for children's materials. Please be ready to read your library card number to the librarian.
 
Online 
From the library catalog, select "My Library Account," located in the top right corner of the screen. Sign in with your name and library card number. Once you find an item that you'd like to request select the "request" button next to the red checkmark located above the search box.  You should receive a confirmation upon submitting the request. If you do not, give the library a call and we can troubleshoot.