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Services & Spaces

Portland Campus Josephine S. Abplanalp ’45 Library

Hours & Directions

Study Spaces

The Portland Campus library features three floors of study space.

  • Silent study space is located in the library lower level and upper level book stacks
  • Collaborative study spaces are available on the main and upper levels.

You’ll find a mix of study tables, carrels, soft seating, and adjustable-height study furniture.

Study space policies.

Study Rooms

There are 7 private and group study rooms in the library, available first come, first serve.

24/7 Study Spaces

The 24/7 Study Lounge is located to the left of the library entrance and has PC computers, black and white printer, a microwave, vending machines and hot and cold filtered water. Use your UNE ID card at the library front entrance to access this space when the library is closed.

Maine Women Writers Collection

The Maine Women Writers Collection is located in the Portland Campus library on the main floor.

UNE Art Gallery

The Portland Campus UNE Art Gallery is located behind the library building and features two floors of accessible study space. The gallery holds regular exhibits and can be booked for functions, events and meetings.

Food & Drink

Food and drink are allowed. Microwaves, snack and beverage vending machines, hot and cold filtered water, and a refrigerator are available on the library main level in the 24/7 Study Lounge. Hot and cold filtered water is also available in the lower level.


An all-gender and accessible restroom is located on the main floor; accessible restrooms are located on the lower level.

Printers & Computers

PC computers, black & white printers, and a multi-function copy/scan machine are available.

Computers require a valid UNE login for use. Visitors may request guest access by appointment, or at the front desk during business hours.

Do not save your work to these computers! Downloaded files, personal settings, browser cache, and cookies are deleted when you log off. Use cloud storage such as OneDrive or Google Docs, or a USB drive to save your work.


All computers are equipped with basic software including Microsoft Office Suite as well as software to support specific programs.

Contact UNE’s Information Technology Services (ITS) with questions about campus computer software.


Students receive a 500 sheet print credit at the beginning of each semester. Learn more about printing on campus. Color and large format or volume printing is available at the copy center on each campus. Email

head shot of Laurie Mathes smiling and seated on an Adirondack chair in front of the Abplanalp Library.
Laurie Mathes, Access Services Librarian

Questions & Help

If you have questions or need help with anything in the Portland Campus Library, see the staff at the library front desk or contact Access Services Librarian Laurie Mathes