Online Resources

You can explore so many useful databases, newspapers, journals, electronic books, and more without ever leaving your computer...and at no cost.


Click on the logos below and get transported to a variety of learning tools and electronic databases.  There's something in these virtual libraries for all ages; please call the library if you have questions or need help.


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Digital Maine Library Online 

No matter where you are in Maine, you're always at the library!  Digital Maine Library makes it easy for you to access the book or resource you need anywhere within the state. 

Click the logo above to "sift and sort" the entire Maine data-base and find the information that is important to you. 

In addition to books, magazines, and video tutorials, you have free access to loads of resources, including:

Aquatic Sciences & Fisheries

Career Transitions

Chilton Collection for Car Repair

Culinary Arts Collection

Environmental Studies

Fine Arts & Music


Google Translate

Health & Wellness

Hobbies & Crafts

Home Improvement

National Geographic Kids

Small Business Resource Center

U.S. History

Wall Street Journal


Islesboro Newspapers & Books Online

Did you know that you can read and download 57 years' worth of Islesboro newspapers (and several Islesboro books*) directly from this website? 


Simply click on the logo above to search for people, places, or events from 1949 through 2016. 

Islesboro Island News


Islesboro Observer


Islesboro Up Date

(1985 - 1987)

Morning Sun


*Click here to view

online Islesboro Books
Available at the Library
and at Home is the world’s largest and most popular online family history resource, and the Library Edition is available to you to use -- free -- at the library (through the Maine State Library) or on your home computer.

Ancestry Library Edition provides

access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos, plus local narratives, oral histories, indexes and other resources in over 30,000 databases that span from the 1500s to the 2000s.

Come in to research genealogy records for any location in the world.

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ABC Mouse
Online at the Library Only


Children can use for free at the library. From Age of Learning, Inc., this award-winning curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-8) build a strong foundation for future academic success. is 100% educational, with 5,000+ learning activities across all major subject areas -- reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music.

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Kanopy Streaming



Stream movies for free using your Islesboro library card!  This service, paid for by Friends of the Library, gives you access to over 30000 Documentaries, Classic and Indie Films.  For students and patrons of the Alice L. Pendleton Library.  Simply click on the logo below an enter your library card number.

Learning Express Online


Founded in 1995, LearningExpress is an acclaimed provider of online platforms for academic skill-building, standardized test preparation, and career-oriented digital content.

LearningExpress Library helps libraries improve the lives of their patrons through a highly-acclaimed eLearning solution that provides support to students and professionals for academic skill-building, standardized test prep, career certification test prep and more.

Cloud Library Online


Cloud Library is the home of the Society Library's circulating e-book and audio collection, and enables members to browse, borrow, and read a collection of e-books and audio books, selected by a committee of the state library.


Books can be read on personal devices, such as iPads, iPhones, Android devices, Nook, Kindle Fire, PC, and Mac OS.

Still looking for something to do?

Try out some free online Jigsaw Puzzles!

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