The Belfast Free Library is temporarily closed.


While the library is closed, we ask that you hold on to your checked out material instead of returning to the library.  Until further notice, the library’s book return slots are closed.  All due dates have been extended until April 15.  No overdue fines will accrue during this time. 

Even though the library is closed, staff will still be answering email.  If you have questions or need help, please email us. The general information and help email address is

During this temporary closure, please take advantage of the library’s digital resources: e-books and e-audiobooks on CloudLibrary and RBDigital; movies on Kanopy; craft projects on Creativebug; self-publishing and a variety of other resources on Biblioboard; and a multitude of information resources through the Digital Maine Library. For more information check out the video below.  

Also, please stay tuned for updates as we explore potential delivery of other services during this unique time. has more than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Only for Belfast Free Library card holders.  

With your library card you can use our film streaming service Kanopy.
Get out your library card and sign up for Kanopy

Download popular eBooks and eAudiobooks for free to your phone or tablet with the Belfast Free Library's cloudLibrary.


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
Indie Author Projecta new platform connecting indie authors, libraries and readers.

Go to Digital Collections



Beginning on September 16, 2019, the Belfast Free Library will take part in a one year pilot program called the Maine Reciprocal Borrowing Program. Basically it means any BFL library card holder may walk into any of the 68 participating libraries and borrow items from that library. Patrons from those libraries will also be able to come in and check out our items. Unfortunately, because of differences in operating systems and other reasons, not all libraries are taking part at this time. For a list of participating libraries click here. For more information click here.