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The library is working on databases for vital records of past
Fort Fairfield residents.
This is a huge undertaking and a work in progress. We will be adding information and links to sources as we are able. If we haven't added your ancestor yet, please see other links on the menu for more places to search. If the digitized linked information is unreadable, please contact the library directly for more help. We may be able to get a better copy or alternate information for your records.
If a birth, marriage or death was near the end of the December in a given year, you should also check the following January for the newspaper announcement. Some records are ONLY available as a hard copy inside the library due to copyright restrictions. These will not have online links to documents. Please contact us for help or set up an appointment to visit our Jesse Drew Archive Room to view these records.
You can also check our out Digital Newspaper Archives as we continue to add local school yearbooks, school newspapers, town reports and local business records.
*all information on this site has been transcribed by hand by staff, errors may be possible. Please send any corrections to our email address listed below.
Phone - 207-472-3880
Walk In traffic welcome June 1st at the Library!
Beginning Tuesday June 1st,
the Library will be available to walk in traffic and Interlibrary Loan service will resume its standard service.
Computer access will revert back to our normal 1-hour limit.
Masks are not required.
We request that those not yet vaccinated continue
to wear a mask inside the building.
We will continue to provide 24/7 outside WIFI service and curbside pickup of materials, printouts and reference information as an alternative for those not comfortable coming inside.
Just call 207-472-3880 to request your information
and an appointment for pickup.
There will be a HUGE 10¢ book sale Saturday June 19th.
Watch for more information coming soon!
Depending on the success of the sale we hope to resume accepting
book donations beginning July 1st
DVD donations are accepted anytime.
The downstairs meeting room will be reopening for community group reservations beginning July 17th.
All groups will be required to update their contact information on their yearly community room agreement prior to use.
The Jesse Drew Historical Archive Room will be reopening for research access beginning July 1st.
PLEASE DO NOT COME INTO THE LIBRARY IF YOU CAN ANSWER YES TO ANY OF THESE QUESTIONS:
- Have you had a cough or sore throat?
- Have you had a fever or do you feel feverish?
- Do you have shortness of breath?
- Do you have a loss of taste or smell?
- Have you been around anyone exhibiting these symptoms within the past 14 days?
- Are you living with anyone who is sick or quarantined?
- Have you been out of state in the last 14 days?
- Have you recently traveled to or from a location with a high incidence of COVID?
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CALL 472-3880
You can also sign up for a Digital Download library card!! A Digital Download Library card gives you access to all the Maine State Library consortium of e-Books and audio-books on the CloudLibrary. These books can be read and listened to on most tablets, iPad/iPhone, or desktop/laptop computer.
The Download Library offers readers over 12,000 digital titles to computers or in an App-based user experience that makes it easy to download eBooks and e-Audiobooks. The CloudLibrary App highlights the best and freshest titles in our collection.
To see all the books or to log in using your library card number click the big red CL image below.
To download the app for your device click the App image below.
For more information on how to use or questions click the Maine Infonet button below.
If you need a library card for e-Book access, give us a call, it takes less than 10 minutes to sign up!
Don't forget about these great services we now offer as well!
Life Resources - For All Ages
We have compiled a list of online websites and databases to help you achieve a healthy and rewarding life.
We've included free access to information and training in computer and internet skills; Motor Vehicle driving practice tests; Substance use/Mental Health treatment facilities; Maine legal help; Seniors, Disability and Veterans Assisted Living information and general life skills, such as cooking, cleaning, money matters/personal finance and more.
Life-Long Learning Resources - For All Ages
On our website you will find information for multiple Learning Resources, such as gardening, car repair, Maine legal forms, Genealogy research, Arts and Entertainment Local History, and more. These can be found at https://www.fortfairfieldlibrary.org/ and our Local Digital Newspapers from 1863 to 2012 which are searchable and can be read for free are found at http://fortfairfield.advantage-preservation.com/
Genealogy Resources - Middle grade to Adult
We have gathered up a curated list of databases and other resources to help you in your genealogy research. Free access to Ancestry Library Edition, My Heritage Library Edition, and digital newspaper archives from our library and other libraries all over the USA via Ancestor Hunt. We offer free genealogy forms and an age calculator. We also subscribe to other databases where library staff can do a search for you, such as GenealogyBank, Fold3, AmericanAncestors, and more! Just give us a call and see how we can help!
Other Online Resources - For All Ages
Numerous other databases for where to find free ebooks on Project Gutenberg, Internet Archive, Biodiversity Heritage Library, Encyclopedia of Life,
*Copies of the Guidelines and requirements are available on the internet.
Copies of our Policies and Procedures by written request or viewed at the circulation desk.