The Library will be CLOSED Monday February 18th in observance of Presidents' Day.

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. Check Library Hours.

Throughout February we will waive overdue fines for patrons who donate non-perishable food items. All donations will go to the Belfast Greater Bay Area Ministerium Food Pantry. Those who don’t have fines or aren’t a member of the library are welcome to donate. The donations will be accepted at the main circulation desk, during regular business hours. Needed items are peanut butter, cereal, oats, pasta, rice, canned fruits and vegetables.

With your library card you can use our new film streaming service Kanopy:

Kids & Teens

We offer enrichment programs for all ages, from storytimes for our youngest visitors to literature, art, and STEM programs for kids and teens. Check out our special collection which includes a telescope, Discovery Kit backpacks, and more!

Digital Collections

The Belfast Free Library has a growing collection of digital resources, to which we subscribe for our patrons use. These include cloudLibrary for ebooks and
Self-ea new platform connecting indie authors, libraries and readers.

Go to Digital Collections