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Mission & What We Do

Mission Statement

The University of New England Library Services are central to the intellectual life of the University community. They cultivate a vibrant learning environment by providing access to scholarly collections and resources; by offering services that foster inquiry and independent, life-long learning; by providing welcoming, interactive spaces and infrastructure that enhance the educational experience and support the information needs of the University; and by preserving specific special collections.


We are proud to support our mission by providing access to following services:Over 250 research databases covering all subject areas in the curriculum

Over 150,000 journal titles

Over 1.3 million book titles

Over 60,000 film titles

Individualized research assistance via chat, email, phone, walk-in or appointment

Library orientation and research instruction in the classroom or the library

Access to and education on the use of unique primary source materials in our special collections

Art Galleries featuring exhibits to support the curriculum and study seating

Most required textbooks as e-books or on course reserve at the libraries

Free interlibrary loan services

Access to the contents of Maine’s public and academic libraries through MaineCat

Reciprocal borrowing with other Maine libraries

Open guest Wi-Fi network

Dell PC and Mac desktop computers

High-capacity printers, photocopiers, scanners, fax machines and microfilm readers/printers

Open 24 hours a day, five days a week during the fall and spring semesters

Over 60,000 square feet of library space, with group and individual study spaces

15 private/small group study rooms

Employment opportunities for over 50 undergraduate and graduate students each semester

Open access online publishing and scholarly communications support through DUNE: DigitalUNE

Library Contributions

The UNE Library Services is an institutional member of the following local, state and national organizations:

Library Staff Contributions

Our library staff are also active in local, state and national professional activities, including:

  • Maine Library Association: board membership and committee chairs
  • American Library Association: grant recipient
  • North Atlantic Health Science Libraries (NAHSL): chair and Maine State representative
  • Medical Library Association (MLA) membership
  • New England Commission on Higher Education (NECHE): Accreditor
  • American Library Association Leadership Program participant
  • New England Library Leadership Symposium participant
  • Content Working Group for Ex Libris Users of North America (ELUNA) and International Group of Ex Libris Users (IGELU)
  • Digital POWRR Institute participant