MaineCat FAQs

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What is MaineCat?

The MaineCat statewide catalog links academic and public library collections throughout Maine. A single search scans more than 3 million unique titles and nearly 8 million items.

Who can borrow items through MaineCat?

You may request items through MaineCat if you are a UNE student, staff or faculty member with a valid UNE ID.

Is there a charge for MaineCat borrowing?

There is no charge for MaineCat borrowing; however, charges may be assessed for overdue, unreturned, or damaged materials.

What is the delivery time for MaineCat requests?

Delivery is generally within 7-14 days. You will be notified by email when the item has arrived. You may return MaineCat items to either UNE library.

How do I request an item through MaineCat?

Search for the item in the UNE Library catalog. If UNE does not own the item:

  • Select SEARCH MaineCat
  • Select DISPLAY HOLDINGS OF MaineCat LIBRARIES to confirm availability
  • From the pull down menu, choose University of New England as your affiliated institution; SUBMIT above information
  • Enter your name and UNE ID barcode number
  • Choose your preferred UNE campus library for pickup
  • Select SUBMIT

Can MaineCat items be renewed? 

MaineCat items may be renewed for two additional weeks, upon your request.

What if I can't find an item in MaineCat?

You may request items not available through MaineCat through ILLiad.

Please contact the Circulation Desk staff at either the Biddeford Campus library at (207) 602-2361 or the Portland Campus library at (207) 221-4330, or send us an email at