Using Your Library

Welcome to the South Berwick Public Library

This Library is a member of the Maine Infonet Library System (MILS), a consortium for small Maine libraries that links library patrons digitally to the larger library community.  Members can request items from all over the state and have them delivered to their home library for pick up.  Items in our collection can be used by others extending the reach of municipal tax dollars all over Maine.

Hours

Tuesday 10:00-8:00
Wednesday 10:00-8:00
Thursday 10:00-5:00
Friday 1:00-5:00
Saturday 9:00-1:00
Closed Sundays & Mondays

Get a Membership

Membership at the library allows you to borrow items from the South Berwick Public Library collection and other Maine Infonet Libraries for use at home. To apply for membership at the South Berwick Public Library please bring something to identify yourself with proof of residency.  A driver’s license and utility bill will work fine.

Acceptable ID: 
Driver’s license or state ID
Social Security card
Passport
Alien Registration card
School ID
Food stamp card
Acceptable Proof of Residence
Auto registration
Printed checks/deposit slips
Utility bill
Cancelled mail with postmark dated within the last 30 days
Valid hunting or fishing license
Rent receipt, Lease, mortgage agreement or tax bill
SAD 35 student ID

Children 5-13 need a parent or legal guardian’s signature (and parental ID) to get a library membership.

Not a South Berwick Resident?

Residents of Berwick and North Berwick, Eliot and Rollinsford may get memberships at the South Berwick Library for free as part of cooperative agreements between our communities.  The Tri-Berwick libraries are all members of MILS so we recommend you pick a “home library” when requesting books from the MILS system so that you always are picking up items at the correct ” Berwick!”  Residents of other towns may purchase a membership for a $20 annual fee for a family account.

Anyone is welcome to visit the library and use the space for research, studying, or computer use at any time with or without a membership.

Checking Out Materials

  • The loan period at the South Berwick Public Library is 3 weeks.
  • Items may be renewed once for a total of 6 weeks unless someone is waiting.
  • Items borrowed through MILS have a 2 week loan period and items through Maine Cat vary
  • Late fees are 5¢ per day with a maximum of $5.00 per item.

Your Library Account – My Info

Using your library membership number you can access your account through the on-line catalog from this website. Go to the MILS Catalog and click on My Library Account in the upper right hand corner to use your on-line account.  Please help us keep your information current so that you receive all available services.

Copier and Fax Machine

Copies

Black & White—10¢ per page letter size

25¢ per page legal or ledger

Color—————25¢ per page letter size

$1.00 per page legal

$2.00 per page ledger

Fax

Outgoing faxes cost $1.00 per page.

We are sorry for the inconvenience but we cannot receive a fax for you and we can’t fax out to an international number.

Scan

Scan printed pages to an email address.   Free!

Computers and Wifi

Public computers and laptops are available for use in the library.  Wifi is available throughout the building and on the patio.  Children 13 and under must use a computer in a children’s area unless accompanied by an adult.

 

 

 

 

 

Directions

Directions to the South Berwick Library                                 View Map From the North Berwick &  Wells: Follow Route 4 south into downtown South Berwick and turn right when it intersects with Route 236.  Take the first left onto Young Street after the post office which is on your right.  The library is at 27 Young Street, on …

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How to Request Items in MILS

  The South Berwick Public Library is part of the Maine Infonet Library System (MILS).  We have joined other small Maine libraries to give you access to direct requesting from the larger library community in Maine. You are able to: Place Requests On-line Yourself for Items from Other Libraries in the System We will notify …

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Get a Membership

Get a Membership Membership at the library allows you to borrow items from the South Berwick Public Library collection and other Maine Infonet Libraries for use at home. To apply for membership at the South Berwick Public Library please bring something to identify yourself with proof of residency.  A driver’s license and utility bill will work fine. Acceptable …

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Create Account

Your Library Account  Using your library membership number you can access your account through the MILS on-line catalog from the South Berwick Public Library website. Go to Find Books and click on MILS Catalog.   In the upper right hand corner click on My Library Account and put the name you used to get your Library card  and your …

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Using Other Libraries

Other Libraries Available to South Berwick Residents Berwick Public Library and D.A. Hurd Library in North Berwick, are also part of MILS, the Maine Infonet Library System and you may request items through MILS from those libraries any time.  The Rollinsford Public Library, the William Fogg Library in Eliot and the South Berwick Public Library have  borrowing agreements  in place …

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Our Facility

Everyone is welcome to visit and use the library during our open hours for any purpose that is compatible with regular library service.  We are have comfortable chairs for conversation or study, tables for individual or group work, laptop carrels, play spaces, and more.  Residents and visitors are always welcome in the building and it is handicap accessible.  There are public …

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Visitor Behavior Policy

South Berwick Public Library Visitor Behavior Policy The South Berwick Public Library asks all library visitors to be considerate in using the shared space of the library building and grounds.  The South Berwick Library Advisory Board has endorsed the following guidelines to maintain a safe and enjoyable atmosphere. No running Proper attire includes shirts and …

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