Off-Campus Services - UMA Library Portal
A University of Maine System student ID card is required to request books through the Library Catalog (aka URSUS). All other resources may be accessed online using your @maine.edu credentials.
Please see "Get a Library Card" for more information.
*Note: Library cards must be reactivated if you do not register as a student for consecutive semesters.
Staff can provide long-distance reference services tailored to your research needs. Let us know how we can help you! If you need help narrowing a topic, doing in-depth research, finding resources, answering a quick question, or tracking down a citation, you can use the links on this website to:
- Live Chat with a Librarian
- Email a Librarian
- Call us: (207) 621-3349 Katz - Augusta | (207) 262-7900 Nottage - Bangor
Books and most other circulating items can be requested through URSUS, the University of Maine System online library catalog. A valid University of Maine System library card is required to request material.
When you find a title you want to request, click on the “REQUEST” option.
Enter your name and barcode number in the boxes, as prompted. If you are out of state, in the campus/center/site location box, select your "UXOOS-Out-Of-State" and click on the “Submit” button. Once your request has been properly submitted, you will receive the following message on the screen: “Your request has been successful.”
The book(s) will be checked out to you and sent to your home address, if you are out of state. For in-state students, the book will be delivered to the location your requested. You will receive an email when the book is ready. The loan period is four weeks, with an additional two-week renewal available upon request.
To renew a book, access My Library Account from the Library Catalog (URSUS) search page. Enter your name and barcode number in the spaces provided, and then click the "Display Record" button.
You may click the “Renew All” button, or check the box next to individual titles and then click “Renew Selected Items.” You can also request renewals by calling the circulation desk at Katz Library (207-621-3349) or Nottage Library (207-262-7900) or emailing us.
Book Returns from out-of-state
Return books requested through URSUS on or before the due date using United Parcel Service (UPS), Federal Express, US Postal Service’s 2nd Day Air, or a similar trackable, insured mail carrier. Please ship books directly to the lending library in a well-sealed padded envelope or padded box. Keep your receipts in case books do not make it back to the lending library. You may be billed for overdue books and non-return of library items. Your borrowing privileges may be blocked pending payment. Your shipping receipts will be your only evidence of return if books are lost in the mail or do not arrive back on time.
Ask a Librarian via chat or email (see the left side bar) or call the circulation desk at Katz Library (207) 621-3349 or Nottage Library (207) 262-7900.