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Merrill Library announces COVID-19 Community Journal project

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Zoom and Chat Reference Services

Merrill Library will offer Zoom Reference meetings to students this semester. The link to connect to the Zoom meeting is The librarians will be monitoring this Zoom meeting weekdays during the following hours: 9am-noon, 1pm-4pm, and 6pm-9pm (this last block is not available on Fridays or holidays).

Students may also use the Chat feature to communicate with librarians. Chat is available weekdays during the following hours: 9am-noon, 1pm-4pm, and 6pm-9pm (this last block is not available on Fridays or holidays).


Important notice to UMM students and employeees, valued library patrons and community members:

Welcome Class of 2024! And a Hearty Welcome to returning students and faculty. We missed you all! The safety and well-being of you, our students, faculty and colleagues, is our top priority. Our guiding principle is to support students and faculty while protecting the health of our community. We will continue to be flexible and in constant review of what is possible following guidance from the CDC, the State of Maine, and the University of Maine System.

Merrill Library will be open to UMM students, faculty and staff via swipe card access, and UMS students, faculty, and staff by request. The 24 Hour Room function has been temporarily suspended for the Fall 2020 semester. The space will be available for student use during regular Library Hours.

We have removed a number of seating to ensure that the proscribed physical distance between library patrons is maintained. We ask that the furniture remain in its current configuration. Face coverings described here are required as specified by UMS policy. Be sure to visit The University of Maine at Machias Return to Campus website for more information.

All Library materials and services will be available beginning on Monday, August 31st . There will be a modified self-check out process at the Circulation Desk. Reference will be conducted via Chat, Zoom, phone and email. Library hours for the Fall 2020 semester are found here on the Merrill Library website.

The Merrill Library staff wish you all a successful semester, we look forward to assisting and working with you!

Contact us with your information requests

Phone: 255-1234


Chat: Merrill Library website

Zoom: call 255-1234 for an appointment

Marianne, Jeanne, and Ben

Quiet Study Room Reservations

The library’s Very Quiet Study Room is a great place to study undisturbed or participate in Zoom meetings without disturbing others! UMM students can reserve the room for up to 3 hrs per day. Go to to make a reservation!

The policy covering reservation of this room can be found here:

Curbside Pickup for Courtesy Patrons

Curbside Pickup for Courtesy Patrons