Free Library Membership: Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) believes in free access to library services and does not charge a membership fee to anyone, regardless of residence.
Circulation: According to the library’s 2017 annual report to the Town of Stockton Springs, the library had 1,237 registered patrons, 5,054 items were circulated, there were 585 computer users, and an increase in the number of people who come to the library to access the wireless internet services on their own electronic devises. In addition, SSCL card holders downloaded 678 items through Maine InfoNet.
Mary’s Room: a lovely room dedicated to Mary Staples, an educator and co-founder of the library, serving the children of our community in Mary’s footsteps. Along with a wide variety of books and films and children’s programs we have a few new additions up in our children’s room.
TINKER TOYS, LINCOLN LOGS, AND SOME LEGO’S ARE AVAILABLE IN THE BINS EVERY DAY FOR THE KIDS TO PLAY WITH!
You can play on the cork floor, or area rug, or you can set stuff up on the table!
Winter weather closings: You can find out when the Library is forced to close due to inclement weather on Channel WBLZ Storm Center Closings. We also publish our closings on the SSCL Facebook Page.
Approximately 8,910 lendable Items, including
6,412 adult, 255 children and 186 young adult books in print
384 Audio books (CD and Tape)
1,056 eBooks on 6 Kindles*
873 Videos (DVD & VHS)
10 subscriptions – current and prior issues.
The library adds to its holdings on a regular basis. Stop by, or access our catalog online 24/7, to see what’s new.
* We have six Kindles with most of our books loaded on them for lending to adult patrons. We have four Kindle Paperwhites and two Kindle Touch. Please help us keep all the Kindles ready for the next patron by charging the device before you return it. If you realize you haven’t recharged the Kindle please let one of the librarians at the circulation desk know so we can make sure they are charged before lending again. Thank you!
Books and Audio Books: 3 weeks.
Videos and magazines: 1 week. Only two videos may be borrowed per family at any time. Multiple volume videos: 2 weeks.
Library items may be renewed in person or by phone (567-4147) during open hours.
Late Fees: 10 cents per day. Don’t forget you can renew your library materials prior to the due date by phone or in person to avoid late fees.
Lost or Damaged Books: $25.00 for each item that is lost or damaged beyond repair.
Computer and Internet Wi-Fi Access:
The Library has six computers (4 PCs, 1 MAC, & 1 PC Laptop) available for patron use in the Library. Patrons are required to read and sign the Computer Use Policy at the front desk prior to their first use of the Library computers or first use of the library internet while using their own device*.
Printouts and copies may be made for 25 cents per page for black & white and 50 cents per page for color.
The Library has wireless Internet access through out the facility and on the front porch. *Anyone is welcome to bring their laptop, tablet, or phone to the Library for their own personal use. The Library cannot be held responsible for any loss of private property so we ask that you do not leave your equipment unattended while visiting our facility.
Library patrons can download audiobooks and eBooks from MaineInfoNet using your Stockton Springs Community Library Card Number to your own computer, Kindle, iPad,iPod, and other similar devices. To set up your account you will first need to register for this service at the library. Ask one of the library volunteers to sign you up if your card number has not been activated.
Access to the MaineCat Statewide Library Catalog is also available through Maine InfoNet. Audio application may also require you to download OverDrive (free from an online App Store). For more Maine State Library Cloud Information.
1. download the app
log into your library
Using the drop down menu, select your state, library, and enter your library ID and PIN (if required). Click agree to terms and log in.
browse, borrow and read
Now you are ready to browse, borrow and read eBooks from your local library.
MARVEL! Maine’s Virtual Library
Thousands of magazines, newspapers, and reference books are available anywhere in the State of Maine through the online resources of MARVEL! Maine’s Virtual Library, a service of Maine InfoNet. Searching has never been easier.
ANCESTRY.COM Maine Library Access
Ancestry.com Library Version is accessible for free on the Library’s in-house computers through an arrangement with the Maine State Library. Due to licensing arrangements, patrons can not use their own computers to access the Ancestry.comLibrary Version database.
Colcord House is an American Flag Retirement location as is the Stockton Springs Town Office located just next door.