General Information


37 Market Square, South Paris, Maine 04281
(207) 743-6994
paris.public.library@MSLN.net

A collection of 50,000 titles including Large Print Books, Movies on DVD & Blu-Ray, Audio books on CD

Free Wireless Internet Access,  24/7

Public Computers

Interlibrary Loan Service

Regular and Annual Programs for Children and Young Adults

Downloadable ebooks and audiobooks

Faxing


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I get a Library card?
A: Membership to the Paris Public Library is free to those who live, work, pay taxes or attend school in the surrounding area. You may apply for a library card at the library's circulation desk. A current address, phone number, and the name and number of one reference is required. Parents must assume responsibility for items borrowed by children ages 13 and younger. All records related to your registration and materials you borrow are confidential. Once you've filled out a card, we keep your record on file at the desk. All you have to do to check items out is come up to the desk and tell us your name. If you'd like to keep track of your records and renew from home, you may use your account number, logging into the catalog.


Q: What are the loan periods and limits for the different types of materials in the library?
A. Books, magazines, and all other print items checkout for two weeks. DVD's, and Blu-Ray movies check out for one week. Each household may have four DVD's at one time. 


Q: How do I renew my books?
A: You may now reserve and renew items with an online library account. Please contact the library staff to receive your account number. If you do not have Internet access at home, you can also call the library or stop by during library hours to renew your materials. Most items can be renewed twice unless there is someone waiting for that item. Items that are on hold for another patron cannot be renewed.


Q: How can I use a computer at the library?
A: The Paris Public Library offers wireless Internet access for everyone. Simply bring your wireless-enabled laptop computer to the library and access our wireless through the name "Paris Library." There is no time limit for use of our wireless Internet. If you do not own a laptop, the library has four computers for public use. Just come in, sign your name and the time at the circulation desk, and hop on any free computer. There is a one hour requested time limit on the library computers.


Q: What if the Paris Public Library does not have a book I need?
A: If there's a book that you need that is not in our library's collection, you may request that book on interlibrary loan. To do this, you may go through the library's MILS system or try the MaineCat catalog, using your account number.  The library's staff is also always happy to locate an item and  request it for you. Generally, materials will arrive at the library in 1-2 week's time from when the request was made.



Library Staff

Billie-Lou Damon
Mike Dignan
Joy Johnson
Jennifer Haverinen-Lewis
Emily Martin
Shannon May
Christie Wessels



Library Trustees

Connie Allen, Treasurer
Wendy Bernier
Carolyn Blais
Evelyn Donovan
Deborah Flick, Secretary
Raymond Glover, Vice President
Tobie Gordon
Carol Huotari
Lorie Olson
Sarah Otterson
Bonnie Ripley, President
Krystall Rudman

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