Today, Thorndike Library serves College of the Atlantic and the broader community by providing access to information resources, the COA archives, and audio-visual services.
In addition to spectacular views over the harbor, the Seal Harbor Library reading room provides a quiet oasis, comfortable chairs, and a fine choice of reading material.
Located on beautiful Mount Desert Island, the Somesville Library Association is a small but active library with an up to date collection and events.
Southwest Harbor Public Library inspires and supports the enjoyment of life-long learning, the love of literacy, and the exploration of new ideas, welcoming everyone through its doors.
The Northeast Harbor Library currently serves as both the public library for the Town of Mount Desert and the school library for Mount Desert Elementary School.
The Jesup Memorial Library serves as the public library for the town of Bar Harbor – a community resource and gathering place.
The Great Harbor Maritime Museum, in downtown Northeast Harbor, features changing exhibits. Past exhibits have included steamship transportation on Mt. Desert Island and model boat exhibitions.
Visitors to the museum are able to step on board the stern of a lobster boat and handle the tools used daily by fishermen; see boat models, paintings, buoys, and hooked rugs created by the fishermen and their families.
Constructed in 1981, the building overlooks an ancient mill pond and tranquil Somes Harbor with Sargent and Norumbega Mountains in the distance.
A visit to the Sound Schoolhouse offers people of all ages an opportunity to step back in time and think about how education in a one-room school would differ from today’s schooling.