NEW UPDATE JUNE 1: PPL bookdrops are open! Materials are due June 29 and no overdue fees will be incurred until after that date including MaineCat and ILL items. See our FAQ page for more details. We are developing plans for re-establishing services at our locations in conjunction with city and state authorities. We look forward to being able to welcome you to the Library again, and we will make a public announcement when our re-open date is set. See our COVID-19 information page for links to current health information in multiple languages. Reference will be answering questions Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm, 871-1700 x725. If you would like to open a temporary eResource library card, please email us at

College & Career: While we’re closed, check out our online library, which is loaded with free tools to help you prepare for higher education or a new career. Our Learning Express suite of resources includes: High School Equivalency, College Prep, Computer Skills,  and the Job & Career Accelerator center. More resources are listed below!

If you’re a Maine student graduating with the high school class of 2020, you are eligible to take advantage of FREE online college classes at a community college this summer.

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Let’s Get Ready begins with the College Access Program, a 9-week curriculum administered by trained college student Coaches that includes SAT prep, college application guidance, college visits, and more. The program is provided at no cost to high school seniors and juniors with qualifying financial need.

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Early College (EC) within the University of Maine System (UMS) is broadly defined as any program in which high school students enroll in college courses.

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Are you applying for college in the United States? Use these resources to help you study for entrance exams and learn more about what to expect on testing day.


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Learn English at your own pace online.

Apprenez l’anglais à votre rythme en ligne.


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Learning Express Library

LearningExpress Library™ provides a comprehensive selection of educational resources—including more than 800 tutorials, practice exams, eBooks—for basic skills mastery, academic success, job preparation, and career advancement.

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Up Next at the Library:
Peaks Island Children's Zoom Book Group10:30am - 11:30am
Peaks Island Branch
Virtual Writers' Meet-Up6:00pm - 7:00pm
meeting room (3)
Love and Pride - Virtual Event4:00pm - 4:30pm
Love and Pride – Virtual Event
From the PPL blog:
We Stand for Equity and Justice
#BlackLivesMatter Statement   More »
Poetry 2020: “Homie” by Danez Smith
Poet Danez Smith sings out poems of love and intimacy in their 2020 collection "Homie."   More »
Weekly Wonder: The Sketchbooks of Kondo Ariyoshi
Explore virtual stacks around the world like these images from Ariyoshi Kondo's sketchbooks.   More »
Contact the Librarian
Kelley Blue   Email »
Teen Librarian
207-871-1700 x773
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