Public Services

We do much more than lend books! The staff, volunteers and trustees of Baxter Memorial Library are committed to fulfilling the spirit of our mission: to serve as a community resource center meeting the needs of its citizens of all ages for information, enjoyment and life-long learning. If you have an idea for a new service you'd like to see offered at your library, please let us know.

Programs & Special Events

We have a number of regularly scheduled programs to help you make the most of the library collection, including book discussions and story times. In addition, we plan numerous special events throughout the year such as holiday celebrations, theme days and guest lectures. There's always something happening at your library. View our calendar of events to find out more.

Reference & Research

Whether you're writing a report, learning a new skill or just curious, our reference librarian can help you find the right tools. Visit our Reference page to learn more about the reference services we offer.

Baxter Mobile Library

If you can't get to the library, let the library come to you! We currently deliver library materials to more than thirty homebound Gorham residents of all ages. Visit our Outreach page to learn more about home delivery.

Meeting Space

The library has three meeting rooms that may be used by community groups when not in use for a library sponsored event. Certain restrictions apply. Please contact our Administrative Assistant at 222-1190 or baxtermeetings (at) baxter-memorial.lib.me.us to reserve a meeting room. Visit our Policies page to read our Meeting Room Policy.

Public Computers

The library has several computers on each floor for public use. All are connected to the internet and offer a variety of common software for use. Patrons are strongly encouraged to read the Baxter Memorial Library Internet Use Policy available at the library. Rules are also posted near the public computers. For more information, please ask a member of our staff . Visit our Policies page to read our Internet Use Policy

Wireless Internet Access

We also offer free wireless internet access. Bring your laptop or other wi-fi enabled device and take as long as you like to check your email or conduct research on the internet. Visit our Policies page to read our Wireless Access Policy

Book/Video Drop

In a hurry? Need to return materials when we're not open? A book/video drop is located near the main entrance. For added convenience, there is also a book return located on the footpath near South Street. All types of library items may be returned in either of these drops.

Bulletin Boards

We have a bulletin board near the main entrance for community news. Visit our Policies page to read our Bulletin Board Policy.

Display Cases

If you have a special collection of objects that you'd like to share with the community, consider using our locked display case to showcase them. Please contact James Rathbun at 222-1190 if you would like more information about library displays. Visit our Policies page to read our Display Policy.

Printer, Photocopier, Scanner, and Fax

All printing, photocopying, scanning, and faxing takes place in our public computer area near the Reference desk.

Printing can be done from either our public computers or wirelessly from a laptop or mobile device. Please consult the Reference desk before printing wirelessly. Printing fees are currently $0.20/page for B&W and $0.40/page for color.

Black & white photocopies can be made at a cost of $0.50 for the first page and $0.25 for each additional page.

We have a scanner available for use by the public. There is no charge to scan and save the results to your own USB drive. If you would like to print your scans, the standard fees of $0.20/page for B&W and $0.40/page for color apply.

The library has a self-service fax machine kiosk for use by the public. This machine only accepts credit and debit cards, no cash. We are not able to accept cash for fax services. Faxing costs $1.75 for the first page and $1.00 for each additional page during a single Domestic fax. If you are sending more than one fax, each transaction starts with the $1.75 charge. Faxing to an International number costs $1.75 for each page.

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