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Library Hours

Tuesday  10:00  - 6:00
Wednesday  10:00  - 6:00
Thursday  10:00  - 6:00
Friday   10:00  - 6:00
Saturday 10:00 - 6:00

Sunday and Monday


Welcome to the Calais Free Library!

The Calais Free Library has been serving the people of Calais, Maine and surrounding cities and towns for over one hundred years. Built in 1892, the library is in the National Register of Historic Places. In 1985 an extensive addition doubled the size of the library. Also in 1985 the Calais Free Library Art Gallery opened to the public.

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Renew an item?
Place a hold on an item?

Just click HERE to log in to your Calais Free Library account and you'll be on your way!

Minerva Book Search

Minerva Book Search

Search the Calais Free Library online catalog
or use the drop-down menu to select
from any of the 50 libraries in the Minerva system.

Wi-Fi for Maine

Wireless Access - Wi-Fi Hotspot

The Calais Free Library, with wireless Internet connectivity, is meeting patrons' needs to be mobile and still have access to information resources anywhere in the world
and stay connected to business, school, family and friends. Click here to find other Maine libraries with Wi-Fi access.

Marvel! Maine's Virtual

Thousands of magazines, newspapers, and reference books are available anywhere in the State of Maine through the online resources of MARVEL! Maine's Virtual Library, a service of Maine InfoNet.

Easily discover the world of library content

Quickly search, discover and access reliable and credible library content. Through one simple search, it provides instant access to the breadth of authoritative content that's the hallmark of great libraries - digital and print, audio and video, single articles to entire e-journals, and every format in between. No need to broadcast searches to other databases - it provides one search box for a researcher to enter any terms they want and quickly get credible results in one relevancy ranked-list.

Maine InfoNet
                    Download Library

Maine InfoNet Download Library

The Maine InfoNet Download Library is supported by its member libraries. Explore the growing collection of downloadable Audiobooks and eBooks! Use your library card barcode to download titles to your personal computer, transfer them to a portable device, or burn selected Audiobooks onto a CD for listening on the go.

Maine InfoNet

Maine InfoNet

Maine InfoNet is a collaborative of academic, public, school, and special libraries that provides leadership in resource sharing, promotes cost effective solutions for quality library information services, and supports the cultural, educational, and economic development of Maine.

Supported by the Maine State Library and the University of Maine System, Maine InfoNet connects the people of Maine to information and ideas through library cooperation.

Maine answers tough
                    times - find official Maine support services

Maine Answers Tough Times

A service of the Maine State Library System offering links to support services for tough economic times.

Your Maine Legal Help


Your Maine Legal Help Resource

HelpMELaw.org provides legal information for low-income people in the State of Maine, including easy-to-read self-help information on topics such as divorce and tenants rights, MaineCare and food supplements, as well as information about free and low-cost legal services in Maine.


Calais Free Library • 9 Union Street • Calais, ME 04619 • 207-454-2758