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 Standard Edition from home through the Maine Digital Library.

In addition, Value Line Small & Mid-Cap Edition and Morningstar can be accessed remotely through the Portland Public Library using a PPL card. A PPL card can be obtained at the Scarborough Public Library.



Ancestry Library Edition is available at the Library. (Temporary remote access ended December 31, 2021.) Click on the Ancestry logo from a Library PC or on your own device using the Library's WiFi network.

MyHeritage Library Edition may be searched from home.

NEW! Scarborough Public Library is now a FamilySeach Affiliate Library providing access to FamilySearch’s digital genealogical collections otherwise accessible only through a FamilySearch family history center.

Maine News

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