A Community Resource and Gathering Place

The Jesup Memorial Library serves as the public library for the town of Bar Harbor. The Jesup is a private non-profit organization supported largely through donations. Services include:
  • Friendly, helpful staff who are happy to assist you with any request, or recommend the perfect book, DVD, CD or research material.
  • More than 38,000 Books in the Jesup’s permanent collection.
  • More than 7,000 eBooks to borrow.
  • More than 2,200 Movies on DVD and VHS.
  • More than 1,900 Music CDs and Books on CD.
  • More than 4,300 Downloadable Audiobooks.
  • A special selection of Large Print books.
  • A room devoted to materials on the history of Maine and MDI.
  • Book signings, concerts, slideshows and informative programs of all sorts – free to everyone and open to all – throughout the year.
  • Local history resources including free access to digitized local newspapers dating from 1881 to 1969.
  • Free use of the Jesup’s six public-use computers.
  • Free WiFi access.
  • Free use of Ancestry.com from any computer or Internet-enabled device within the Jesup.
  • Free online access to many research databases and resources.
  • Access to any book in the state of Maine and beyond via the InterLibrary Loan program. You want it, they’ll get it.
  • Copies and Printing:  20 cents per page for black and white, 50 cents per page for color
  • Facilities rental for weddings, parties, memorial services and other events. Ask them and they’re happy to make their beautiful historic building available to you for your function.
For more information, please visit The Jesup Memorial Library website.
34 Mount Desert Street
Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
Tuesday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closed: Sundays & Mondays
Holidays: They are closed on New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving & Christmas.