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 . . .
- Log onto the Minerva catalog
- On the drop-down menu, choose whether you want to search by author , title , subject , or keyword
- Enter your search terms ( author is last name first )
- From the pull-down list under Select Library, choose Maine State Library Outreach and hit Go
- 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
- If you don't find what you're looking for in our collection , you may expand your search to All Minerva Libraries
- If you don't find what you want in Minerva , you may look at other libraries by clicking on Search MaineCat
- If you decide you don't want to order that item, you may Start Over or Return to List to resume searching
- When you find the record for an item you want, click on Request
- 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