About the Minerva Books By Mail Catalog

Minerva is the Books By Mail online library catalog for Maine State Library Outreach. Minerva is a shared catalog with more than fifty member libraries throughout the state.

Quick Instructions on how to order Books By Mail Online

Keep your card handy . . .

  1. Log onto the Minerva catalog
  2. On the drop-down menu, choose whether you want to search by author , title , subject , or keyword
  3. Enter your search terms ( author is last name first )
  4. From the pull-down list  under Select Library, choose Maine State Library Outreach and hit Go
  5. If we have items that meet your search criteria, you will see a list; here you may click on the link for a specific title to find out more about it
  6. If you don't find what you're looking for in our collection , you may expand your search to All Minerva Libraries
  7. If you don't find what you want in Minerva , you may look at other libraries by clicking on Search MaineCat
  8. If you decide you don't want to order that item, you may Start Over or Return to List to resume searching
  9. When you find the record for an item you want, click on Request
  10. Enter your name, your barcode number from the back of your library card, and click Submit

If you have any questions, call Maine State Outreach Services at 1-800-762-7106, or contact us and fill out an information request form