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Library Work Perks for Staff and Faculty


Do you have a hobby? We probably have a resource you could use. A simple search in our catalog could be helpful in finding the thing you need. We can also ILL the item for you. Don't know what ILL is...see our ILL page. 

For example, books on cooking and baking can be found on the ground floor in call number range TX 642-TX 840.

You can also search the Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center. This database offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobbyist.

If you are interested in brining your hobby to the next level in Maine, check out the Maine's Business, Science and Technology Library (MBSTL) guide


Planning a trip?

Lonely Planet Travel guides can be found in the "New Book" section of the library on the main floor. Search the catalog to find your destination.

Outdoor Activities

Park and Museum Passes - thanks to the B Well program we now have park and museum passes you can check out from the circulation desk for the Maine State Parks, Children's Museum, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and Maine Wildlife Park. 


Nutrition and Exercise

BWell exercise videos

BWell exercise videos feature on demand workouts including bootcamps, kinstretch, and yoga.

Recipes from UMaine

The University of Maine's Cooperative Extension's: Food and Health site includes lots of recipes, many of which have a corresponding video.


All art books can be found on the ground floor in call range number N (next to the scores)!

TR photography books are also on the ground floor.


Community Groups You Can Join!

Let us know of any local groups that Bates staff can join and we can make a list!