McArthur Public Library

270 Main St - Biddeford, Maine - 207 284 4181

Online Resources

Resources that work from anywhere!

Digital Maine Databases
No matter where you are in Maine, you're always at the library! You'll find thousands of magazines, newspapers, and reference books available through this expansive online resource to all Maine citizens! Our geolocation feature makes it faster and easier for you to access the resources you need anywhere within the State of Maine.


Maine Memory Network

The Maine Memory Network is a statewide digital museum that provides unprecedented access to over 45,000 historical items from over 270 museums, historical societies, libraries, and other organizations from every corner of Maine. Many of the historical photographs from McArthur Library's own collection can be seen as part of this virtual museum.


Resources that require your library card to log in.

Gale Legal Forms link

Access to thousands of online legal documents, forms, and letters that you can customize to suit your situation.


PriceIt Antiques and Collectibles link

Identify, research, and price those antiques and collectibles that you're wondering about.


Global Roaed Warrior link

Information for the business and recreational traveler on 175 countries around the world. Log on with your McArthur Library Card number


A to Z World Travel link

A collection of  political maps, climate maps, geology maps and much more.  Put your library card number in the box labeled "Library Code."


Cloud Library Maine's new audio book and ebook borrowing service



ReferenceUSA has vital information on every business & consumer in the United States & Canada.  It assists business executives in finding valuable sales leads, conducting market research or competitive analysis, and provides an avenue for businesses to do effective marketing & outreach.  Students are able to reference this data for research projects and job seekers may find gainful employment.  ReferenceUSA provides data on businesses, consumers,  healthcare providers, new movers & homeowners, as well as historical business information.


The library subscribes to these databases for our patrons' use. If you do not have a McArthur Library card, please come in and get one!

To learn more about how to get a card, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.


Resources that only work inside the library.

Digital Sanborn Maps A historical collection of fire insurance maps of Maine's towns and cities from 1867-1970.



Reference Services

Each month we will feature five favorite Internet sites that library staff think you'll find interesting: How often have you been chatting with friends and family when a famous name comes up and everyone wonders if that person is still alive?  Here's a website where you can get the up-to-date answer. is a very simple way to find trail maps for any location.  Type in 04005 for access to all kinds of maps for our area, and remember this when you're planning a trip.

A great way to find the answers to your questions about the federal government is by starting at: which can help you navigate through all of those mysterious bureaucracies.

MaineToday is a great place to start out to connect to Maine newspapers and a statewide community calendar.

Librarything is designed to make it easier for you to keep track of books, perhaps those in your collection or those you read.