Shared Borrowing


Shared Borrowing Agreement Expands Library Services

If you have an active library card with one of the following libraries, you can now pick up and return lending materials from any of them!

Baxter Memorial Library (Gorham)
Thomas Memorial Library (Cape Elizabeth)
Scarborough Public Library
South Portland Public Library
Walker Memorial Library (Westbrook)

Why offer this shared borrowing experience?

Each library is a member of the Minerva consortium, offering cardholders the convenience of requesting materials online. Delivery takes an average of three days.

If you need an item sooner and it’s available at one of these nearby libraries, the Shared Borrowing Agreement offers you the option to pick up materials directly from any of these libraries - no waiting. And you can return the items to any of the libraries when you’re done.

If you have any questions before getting started, the staff at your local library will be happy to help. And no new cards are needed; your local library card will be accepted. The power of your library card just got better!