33 Summer Street - Bath, Maine 04530 - 207-443-5141

 

Reserve a Book

You may reserve (or hold) Patten Free Library materials that are on our shelves or that have been checked out. There is no charge for this service.

  • Have your library card ready.
  • Select Search the CATALOG from our web page or the link below.
  • Select the title you are interested in.
  • The status box will show if the item is available (on the shelf) or if checked out and due on a specific date (NOTE: if an item is very overdue, you may place an online interlibrary loan request or contact the Reference Department for assistance).
  • Select the Request button at the top of the page.
  • Enter your name and library card barcode number.
  • Click on Submit
  • You will receive a message stating whether or not your request was successful.
  • We will notify you when your item is ready for pick-up


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Interlibrary Loan

Books not owned at Patten Free Library may be requested through the Minerva or MaineCat systems. You may request books online at home or in the library or in person with the assistance of Reference Department staff or by telephone (443-5141 ext 12).

  • Have your library card ready.
  • Select CATALOG from our web page.
  • Select the title you are interested in.
  • If Patten Free Library does not own the title, click on the drop-down arrow in the box next to "Patten Free Library."
  • Choose All Minerva Libraries.
  • Click on the Search button.
  • Click on the title itself (this will determine which library(ies) owns the desired title.
  • Select the button at the top of the page.
  • Enter your name and library card barcode number.
  • Click on Submit.
  • You will receive a message stating whether or not your request was successful.
  • We will notify you when your item is ready for pick-up.



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If no Minerva library owns the title you are looking for, you may want to search the MaineCat (colleges, universities, large public libraries) Catalog.

      • Select the button at the top of the Minerva Catalog page.
      • If the desired title is owned in that system, select Request This Item.
      • Click on the Pickup Location drop-down arrow.
      • Select Patten Free Library (Bath).
      • Type in your name and library card barcode number.
      • Click on Submit and your request will be automatically sent.
      • We will notify you when your item is ready for pick-up.

     


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