Online Resources

In addition to traditional print and nonprint materials, your library card allows free access to:

  • Digital Maine Library and Learning Express Library, a collection of full text articles and abstracts from magazines, newspapers, journals and reference. It also provides students, business people, public library patrons, and higher education students and educators the ability to use online learning tools.

These digital services are available electronically over the Internet.  All are accessible from within the library, and many are available remotely with a valid Bridgton Public Library card.

Bridgton residents also are eligible to apply for a Portland Public Library card, which opens up access to several additional online resources unavailable through Digital Maine Library, including

  • auto repair database
  • Hoopla digital downloadable movies
  • LegalForms, providing a wide selection of legal forms across the most popular areas

You can sign up for a full-service card that includes books, audiobooks, and DVD’s as well as the online resources by coming in to the Bridgton Public Library and completing an application for a free Portland Public Library card. However, Portland Public Library is offering a special eResource guest card that includes access to all online resources; just send an email to

Please contact us (207-647-2472) if you have any questions or require more information.

Click here for our Beanstack Community Reading Challenges (online). From April 1st through April 30th, Bridgton Public Library will participate in Beanstack’s Spring Into Reading Challenge. We have challenges for kids, teens, and adults, and every book you read in any of our challenges through this year goes towards the year-long Community Read 2021 Challenge. We are aiming for 2,021 books through this year, and we are well on our way! So far we have read 397 books in our Reading Challenges.

Not sure where to start? We have a Recommended Reading List of titles available at the Bridgton Public Library to help get you started.

Additional sources for free or inexpensive ebooks: