MaineCat FAQs

Search MaineCat

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.

MaineCat statewide library catalog login page

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 interlibrary loan.

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