The Shared Lending Agreement between area libraries is currently on hold, while we all work to reestablish basic services following our shutdowns in response to COVID-19. For the time being, access is for local users only.
YourSPPL library card can now be used to borrow materials at four other area libraries:
- Baxter Memorial Library in Gorham
- Scarborough Public Library in Scarborough
- Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth
- Walker Memorial Library inWestbrook
Each of these libraries is a member of the Minerva consortium and, while you have long enjoyed the ability to borrow items from their collections through our interlibrary loan service, you now have the ability to use your SPPL card directly at these area libraries, just as you would at our library! So, when you see an item in the online catalog and our copy is out, but one of our neighboring libraries has it, feel free to pay them a visit and check it out!
Here’s how it works:
Through a cooperative agreement, these four libraries, along with the South Portland Public Library, have agreed to honor one another’s library cards. Simply present your SPPL card at any of our partner libraries, and access their collections just as you do ours!
Please note: You will need to present your SPPL card in order to use this service.
In order to keep our operational costs down, and to speed up availability of materials for all users, items should always be returned to the library they are borrowed from.
Late fees will be charged based on your home library’s policy.
The shared borrowing agreement only applies to available, in-house materials. Interlibrary loan requests and holds must be placed at your home library or online.
Library Hours & Locations
Baxter Memorial Library
71 South Street, Gorham, ME 04038
Scarborough Public Library
48 Gorham Road, Scarborough, ME 04074
Thomas Memorial Library
6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
Saturday in Summer: 9:00-1:00
Walker Memorial Library
800 Main Street, Westbrook, ME 04092