The Belfast Free Library has a growing collection of digital resources, to which we subscribe for our patrons use. We now offer Self-e a new platform connecting indie authors, libraries and readers in Maine and the world. See below for more information.
This is a collection of downloadable audiobooks and ebooks from Recorded Books, which you can listen to or read on an iPod/MP3 player, smartphone, tablet or computer. There are currently 200 e-audio and 85 e-book classic titles in the collection, many of which can be used by an unlimited number of simultaneous users. To get started you must either sign up online at the library, or use the barcode number on the back of your BFL library card to sign up on your computer or device.
Go to the OneClickdigital Library
Calling all indie authors…we want your submissions to self-publish!
SELF-e is a discovery platform designed to expose ebooks to more readers through the public library. Authors submit their ebooks through a simple online form and select where they’d like their book to go: to libraries in their state in a module with ebooks from other local indie authors, or to Library Journal, where their ebooks will be evaluated for possible inclusion in a curated, national product. Authors may choose to send their ebooks to both places.
Ebooks from authors who opted into the state module will be made available at participating libraries across their state, even if the ebooks are not selected by Library Journal.
Authors whose ebooks are selected by Library Journal will be given a digital badge promoting their inclusion to potential readers who may choose to purchase a copy of the title. Also, their ebooks will now be available to even more new readers through participating libraries around the country.
Carefully selected by Library Journal, these books represent the very best submissions through the innovative SELF-e platform.
Discover and read ebooks here:
Indie authors, click HERE to get started!
Now, local writers, bands, musicians, filmmakers, photographers, artists and cultural arts organizations can publish their digital books, music, images, videos and other media directly onto BiblioBoard for inclusion in the library’s collections. With a little social media savvy, this can be a springboard for developing a fanbase both for the artist and for the library.
Go to Biblioboard
MARVEL! Maine's Virtual Library
MARVEL! provides every resident of Maine with access to a collection of full text articles and abstracts from magazines, newspapers, journals and reference books that are credible, reputable resources. MARVEL! also provides students, business people, public library patrons, and higher education students and educators the ability to search a number of resources at one time for information. The value of the resources provided in these databases would be over $700,000 per library!
Go to MARVEL!