Databases, Learning and Research



The Digital Maine Library provides every resident of Maine with access to online resources that include a collection of full text articles and abstracts from magazines, newspapers, journals and reference. It also provides students, business people, public library patrons, and higher education students and educators the ability to use online learning tools.


For the full list of databases, head to


Digital Maine Library offers full-text, paywall-free newspaper articles, language learning, and genealogical resources:



Online Newspapers

ProQuest Newsstream has full-text articles from daily newspapers across the globe. 

Maine Newsstream has articles dating back to 1980 from Portland Press Herals, Bangor Daily News, Kennebec Journal, Maine Sunday Telegram, and more. 


Links to daily newspapers:

The Boston Globe

The New York Times

Portland Press Herald

Wall Street Journal

The Washington Post




Language Learning: Pronunciator

Self-paced language learning for over 100 languages and ESL learning from over 50 languages. 




Ancestry Library Edition

At-home access to Ancestry will be available through December 31, 2021. 




Chilton Library

Step-by-step auto repair tutorials, as well as recall notices and maintenance information. Everything is searchable by year, make and model.