MaineCat borrowing suspended

Starting June 4th, borrowing and lending between Maine libraries through the MaineCat Statewide Catalog is being temporarily suspended due to extended contract negotiations at the state level for van delivery service.

The State Library is working to restore services as soon as possible.

Please visit the Maine State Library Van Delivery FAQ for full details:

Bates patrons can use LibrarySearch to request materials from Colby and Bowdoin (and can still page Bates items).

Interlibrary Loan is also available.

Please contact Wesley Mech ( for assistance with any MaineCat questions.