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Welcome to the Belfast Free Library, serving the community of Belfast, Maine since 1887.

Operating in a historic building located in a vibrant community on beautiful Penobscot Bay, the Library offers a wide variety of programs and services for all ages.

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Library News

  • Join our Adult Summer Reading Challenge 2024! Click here for more details.
  • We now have  one day family passes to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens! Stop by the main circulation desk for more information.
  • We also have passes to the Farnsworth Museum and a State Park Pass available at the circulation desk.
  • Check out the new Storywalk at the Belfast City Park!
  • We  offer free access to the New York Times. Click the image below for more information:
  • We have become a FamilySearch affiliate library! Click here for more information.

Contact Us

106 High Street, Belfast, Maine 04915
Telephone: (207) 338-3884

Monday 9:30 am – 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday Noon – 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am- 2:00 pm
Sunday CLOSED

New Fiction

New Non-Fiction

Today’s teen program, Wire Sculpture for Teens, is postponed.  Date TBD.  We hope everyone has a wonderful day full of art, reading and relaxing!
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is now LIVE in Waldo County! Spread the word!
Congratulations to our teen, published author Eliot Fowler!! You can find his essay in the New York Public Library’s latest issue of “Teen Voices”, available at the Belfast Free Library!  Come get one while they last!! #nypl #censorship #teenlibrary #teenvoicesmagazinecontest  #belfastmaine
Due to a chance of rain on Friday, June 14, the 10:00 am Preschool Storytime will occur in the Abbott Room of the Belfast Free Library..106 High Street, Belfast Maine.
See you at the Library!
Waldo County will launch the "Dolly Parton Imagination Library" this Monday, June 17 at 4:30pm in the Abbott Room of the Belfast Free Library. 
Join us for the celebration!
Anyone interested in genealogy is welcome to join us on Wednesday at 2pm!
We regret to inform you that interlibrary loan lending between libraries is temporarily suspended, due to extended contract negotiations at the state level for the van delivery service. 

We do not currently have firm dates for the length of this interruption, but the State Library is working to restore interlibrary loan lending as soon as possible. Sharing between libraries is one of the best and most valuable services, and we understand and apologize for the inconvenience and frustration. 

When using our catalog, you will still be able to request items that we own, but you'll be unable to request items that are not locally owned. 

More info about this situation can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/5n6t5rpn

Please let us know if you have any questions. We are here to help, and together, we will navigate this challenging situation!
Join us Tuesday June 4th for an author conversation with Robert Klose and Robin Clifford Wood. 6:30 pm in the Abbott Room.
Hi Belfast Free Library Teens!  Origami Club is canceled for today!! We will be starting up this club again in the fall!  Have a lovely summer!!!