MaineCat Statewide Catalog combines and links more than 100 library collections contained in 10 large online library systems (including Minerva). A single search scans more than 3,400,000 unique titles and nearly 7.6 million items.
Minerva is a shared library system that brings together nearly 60 libraries of all types from across the state. Minerva is self-governed by a Users Council and an Executive Board with technical management and support provided by Maine InfoNet.
The Liberty Library is not part of MaineCAT or Minerva. Patrons cannot use the built-in requesting and transaction management system to make online interlibrary loan requests. However, you can use MaineCAT to locate an item and request it via our webpage or at the library through interlibrary loan (ILL). The item will be delivered to the library, and we will call you when it is available to be picked up.
In MaineCat, you can search by Keyword, Author, Title, and many other access points. The database is constantly and automatically updated to show new additions to the linked collections, and the current circulation status of each item.
Further information can be found on the Search Tips page.