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Library Services during COVID-19

As of March 19, 2020 both UNE Library buildings will remain closed until further notice. Read a statement from Dean of Library Services Andrew Golub.

The library is prepared to continue to offer services while classes and research are finished from off campus.

Library Resources

The vast majority of our resources are available in electronic formats. We have e-books, databases, online journals, streaming video and more all available from the library website.

Library Books

If you have books or other materials checked out from the library, just keep them for now. We will not be assessing late fees at this time and will be in contact once we re-open and can process your returns. We are not able to loan out new books from our print collections, course reserves, interlibrary loan or MaineCat.

Research Assistance

Librarians can still help you – we are available by phone or email and have expanded the hours we are available by chat to 7 a.m. – 12 a.m. daily. We can also arrange Zoom meetings upon request. We also have many guides and tutorials and our FAQs to help you complete your assignments.

While we will miss seeing many of you in person, UNE Library Services is committed to providing the same support while you complete the Spring semester!

Special Collections

Our doors might be closed, but Special Collections staff are here to help you with your research. Some of our collection material is digitized, and we are also able to provide digital materials to researchers. Please contact Cathleen Miller or Zachary Enright for research assistance.

Art Galleries

The Portland Campus and Ketchum Art Galleries remain closed at this time. The “Exhibitions” pages on our website feature photographs of installation views and artworks from the current exhibits.  A video tour of the current exhibits will soon be available.  Gallery Director Hilary Irons is available and reaching out to faculty and other UNE community members about remote learning opportunities, and the many ways that gallery resources connect to and enhance curriculum.