How Do I Place an Item on Hold?

You may request to borrow a book from our collection or have a book reserved for you without coming to the library. 

  • By email: bplill@bpl.lib.me.us

  • By telephone: 207-947-8336 (We can process two requests per call.)

  • Online through the URSUS catalog, which we share with the Maine State Library, the Maine Law & Legislative Library, and the University of Maine System.

  • Items not found in URSUS may be available through MaineCat, the statewide library catalog.

  • Check out our tutorial on requesting books online! Click Here for a pdf on how to use My Bag in Ursus.

Please note there are some limitations on requesting books through URSUS:

When the book is available for you we will notify you by mail or email. Then you must come to the library to pick up your requested material within a week of receiving the notice.