Research Services

DigitalMaineLibrary is a collection of digital resources (most of them not available on the free internet) that is provided to all of Maine’s public and school, and academic libraries by the Maine State Library.

DigitalMaineLibrary resources include full-text magazine and newspaper articles, reference works such as the World Book Encyclopedia and useful databases including ChiltonLibrary car repair.

Use the Quick Discovery Search below (which includes many, but not all, DigitalMaineLibrary resources in one convenient search); or go to DigitalMaineLibrary directly and pick the databases you want to search individually.


Not finding enough information on the free Internet to help with your investments?  Try using Value Line through the library.

Morningstar can be accessed remotely through the Portland Public Library using your Portland library card. A Portland card can be obtained at the Scarborough Public Library. For more information, please call the Reference Desk at 883-4723 option 4.


Search at the library. You must use a library computer or our wireless network.

NEW! MyHeritage is now available to search remotely from home.

Maine News

Search the full-text of many newspapers in Maine going back to the mid-1990s.