The Raymond H. Fogler Library, on the Orono campus, is the largest library in Maine. The collection includes over 1.1 million volumes; over 3,500 individual periodical subscriptions; 1.6 million microforms; and 2.3 million United States Federal, Maine State, and Canadian federal and provincial government publications. Fogler Library's branch at the Ira C. Darling Marine Center in Walpole houses a specialized collection of more than 12,000 books, journals, and reprints. The Library also has a large number of information resources in a variety of electronic formats, including access to more than 39,000 online periodicals and over 200 databases.
Scope of the Collection
The purpose of the collection is to support the curriculum and research needs of University of Maine students and faculty. As such the collection includes an excellent selection of general materials to support undergraduate studies, as well as thousands of volumes of rich and varied research materials. Specialized collections include Maine-related books, journals and manuscripts, maps, sound recordings and music scores, and educational materials for teachers and students. The Fogler Library is a U.S. Patent and Trademark Depository Library. It also houses a nationally recognized collection of Canadiana, and the most comprehensive collection of materials on Spruce Budworms in the United States. Students and faculty have access to a wide variety of local and remote electronic resources. The Darling Center Library contains specialized research materials on marine biology, and physical, chemical and biological oceanography, including copies of Ellis's Catalogue of Foraminifera and Catalogue of Ostracoda.