MaineCat Statewide Catalog combines and links more than 100 library collections contained in 10 large online library systems, including Minerva. A single search scans more than 3,400,000 unique titles and nearly 7.6 million items. MaineCat consists of the following library catalogs:

URSUS, which is the shared catalog of:

  • University of Maine System campuses
  • Bangor Public Library
  • Maine State Library
  • Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library
  • Maine State Archives

George and Helen Ladd Library: Bates College
Bowdoin College Library
Colby College Libraries
Nutting Library: Maine Maritime Academy, Castine
Joanne Waxman Library: Maine College of Art, Portland
Portland Public Library
University of New England Library, Biddeford
University of New England Library, Portland

SOLAR Libraries, which are libraries that do not have an automated library system that is compatible with MaineCat. Member libraries contribute their records to the SOLAR database, making them available to Minerva member libraries. Current SOLAR members are:

  • Albert F. Totman Public Library (Phippsburg)
  • Blue Hill Library
  • Central Maine Medical Center (Lewiston)
  • College of the Atlantic (Bar Harbor)
  • Cumston Public Library (Monmouth)
  • Dorcas Library (Prospect Harbor)
  • Franklin Memorial Hospital Library (Farmington) Hartland Public Library
  • Inland Hospital (Waterville)
  • Jackson Laboratory (Bar Harbor)
  • Lisbon Library (Lisbon Falls)
  • Lubec Memorial Library
  • Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Falmouth)
  • Maine Maritime Museum Library (Bath )
  • Millinocket Memorial Library
  • Newport Public Library
  • Morse Memorial Library (Greene)
  • Owls Head Transportation Museum
  • Penobscot Bay Medical Center Library (Rockport)
  • Penobscot Marine Museum (Searsport)
  • Porter Memorial Library (Machias)
  • Portland Museum of Art Library
  • Rangeley Public Library
  • Ricker Memorial Library (Poland)
  • St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center (Lewiston)
  • Shaker Library (New Gloucester)
  • Shaw Public Library (Greenville)
  • Skowhegan Public Library
  • Southern Maine Medical Center Health Sciences Library (Biddeford)
  • Treat Memorial Library (Livermore Falls)
  • Turner Memorial Library (Presque Isle)
  • Westbrook High School Library


  • Andover College (Portland & Lewiston)
  • Auburn Public Library
  • Augusta Schools
  • Bailey Public Library (Winthrop)
  • Bangor Theological Seminary Libraries
  • Baxter Memorial Library (Gorham)
  • Belfast Free Library
  • Bigelow Laboratory Library/DMR (West Boothbay Harbor)
  • Boothbay Memorial Library
  • Calais Free Library
  • Camden Public Library
  • Central Maine Community College (Auburn)
  • Curtis Memorial Library (Brunswick)
  • Eastern Maine Medical Center Parrot Health Science Library (Bangor)
  • Falmouth Memorial Library
  • Gardiner Public Library
  • Gray Public Library
  • Hobbs Memorial Library (Lovell)
  • Husson College (Bangor)
  • Jesup Memorial Library (Bar Harbor)
  • Kennebec Valley Community College (Fairfield)
  • Lewiston Public Library
  • Lithgow Public Library (Augusta)
  • Ludden Memorial Library (Dixfield)
  • Machias Memorial High School
  • Maine General Medical Center (Augusta & Waterville)
  • Maine Historical Society (Portland)
  • Maine State Library Outreach (Augusta)
  • McArthur Public Library (Biddeford)
  • Northern Maine Community College (Presque Isle)
  • Norway Public Library
  • Old Town Public Library
  • Orono Public Library
  • Patten Free Library (Bath)
  • Pembroke Library
  • Pittsfield Public Library
  • Rice Public Library (Kittery)
  • Rockland Public Library
  • Rockport Public Library
  • Rumford Public Library
  • Scarborough Public Library
  • St. Josephs College (Portland)
  • Skidompha Public Library (Damariscotta)
  • South Portland Public Library
  • South Portland Schools
  • Southern Maine Community College (South Portland)
  • Southwest Harbor Public Library
  • Thomas College (Waterville)
  • Thomas Memorial Library (Cape Elizabeth)
  • Topsham Public Library
  • Upper Kennebec Valley Schools SAD #13
  • Walker Memorial Library (Westbrook)
  • Warren Memorial Library (Westbrook)
  • Washington County Community College (Calais)
  • Waterville Public Library
  • Wells Public Library
  • Wells Reserve Coastal Resource Library
  • Witherle Memorial Library (Castine)
  • York County Community College
  • York Public Library
  • York Schools
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