Our Library Services

The Witherle Memorial Library offers a full range of services to the residents of Castine and surrounding areas. Have a question or loan request? We’re here to help! Call (207) 326-4375 during library hours, or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Public Computer Access

Library patrons can access our four desktop computers, or reserve one of our four laptop computers for 30 minutes at a time. Free computer tutorials are available. We are also a WiFi hotspot with 24-hour access to the internet!

To connect to the internet at the library, you must:

  • Have a wireless network interface card, wireless capable laptop, or PDA;
  • Be able to configure your laptop to the library's connection;
  • Bring a fully-charged battery in case one of our electrical outlets is not available.
  • Ask a library staff member for the network password.

*Please note: all patrons under the age of 18 must have an internet permission slip signed by a parent or guardian to use our computers without supervision.

Scanning, Copying, and Printing

Library patrons may make black and white copies (20 cents each for 8 ½ x 11 and 30 cents for 11 x 17), OR color copies (25 cents each for 8x11 and 35 cents for 11x17). Our photocopier is also a scanner – patrons may scan to any of our public-access computers to email or save to a removable device. Please note that we do charge a one-time scanning fee of 15 cents per use of scanner (unlimited pages).

Inter-Library Loan Services 

Looking for a book we don’t own? We can request titles through Maine’s many online catalogs – including Minerva, INN-Reach, URSUS, and others. Just ask at the desk or contact us during library hours. Witherle Memorial Library is part of a state-wide delivery system, and we receive inter-library loan deliveries twice a week.

MinervaSearch Minerva!

Originally started by the Maine Info Net Project, Minerva is a statewide, integrated consortium of more than 40 participating libraries, including the Maine State Library. The Minerva catalog includes over six million books, DVDs, audio books, magazines, and music CDs – all searchable by author, title, subject, keyword, and material type. To access Minerva, visit our home page or use the designated catalog computer in the library.