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

  • Chiltonlibrary.com 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 lending@portlib.org.

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 January 1st to January 31st, Bridgton Public Library will participate in Beanstack’s Fourth Annual Winter Reading Challenge, sponsored by Simon & Schuster. Books Like Us is a celebration of diversity, harnessing the transformative power of seeing oneself reflected in a book. This winter, participating communities are invited to explore new books and authors. 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: