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
- Select REQUEST THIS ITEM
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.