Need a library card?

Library cards are free to residents of the town-of-Jay. A person from out-of-town may also obtain library privileges for a fee of $20.00 per year. You will have to fill out a brief application for a library card. For Jay residents, two proofs of residency must be shown. An appropriate proof of residence is anything showing the address you are using on your application to sign up for a library card. Some examples are as follows: Driver’s License, State ID, Town tax bill, electricity bill, telephone bill, payroll check stub, current hunting or fishing license. Please also present a telephone number where you may be reached.   

Curbside Lending

Jay-Niles Library Curbside to go...under the porticoWe introduced curbside lending to our patrons at the start of the COVID 19 pandemic. We realized that this is a service that we would like to continue even when fully open. To request a book or other materials curbside, contact the Library Director at, send a Facebook message, or give us a call.   Curbside is easy, just go to our our catalog and let us know that you would like to borrow, call us, or send an email to  Once we have your order, we will let you know when it is ready to be picked up and will place it in a bag with your name on it under our portico.  Stay safe and be well…

Maine InfoNet Download Library

Screenshot and link to MaineInfonet, a place where library cardholders can download books, videos and learning materialsJay-Niles Memorial Library is a member of the Maine InfoNet Download Library.

Explore the growing collection of downloadable Audiobooks and eBooks! Use your library card barcode to download titles to your personal computer, transfer them to portable device, download them directly to your device, or burn selected Audiobooks onto a CD for listening on the go.

Borrowing: All books, magazines, large print materials, and music cds may be borrowed for two weeks at a time. Videos and DVDs may be borrowed for up to 3 days. One must be at least 15 years of age to borrow videos.

Reference Materials: These materials may be used in-house only.

Photocopying: Photocopies are 20 cents a page.

Laser Print Outs: Computer print outs from our laser printer are 25 cents a page for black and white and 75 cents for color.

Faxes: Incoming faxes are 50 cents per page. Outgoing and In-state faxes are 25 cents per page. Outgoing and Out-of-State faxes are 50 cents per page. NO INTERNATIONAL FAXES ARE ALLOWED AT THIS TIME.

Overdue Materials: The patron will be charged 10 cents per item per day for all items except DVDs. DVDs will incur a fine of 25 cents per day.

Renewing: Generally, items can be renewed once if the item is not on reserve. Exceptions are made at the discretion of the director. Materials may be renewed over the phone.

Computers: We have 6 public access computers with Internet, 4 with basic Microsoft Office software, and the library catalog on them. Two of our computers are Macs and have Mac productivity software. Computer users are asked to sign a log-in sheet with the time logged on and off. Time limits are enforced only if there is a high demand for computers. All users must abide by the Acceptable User Policy (Copies of this are kept at the circulation desk). Parent or legal guardians must sign an Internet Use Consent Form before anyone 17 years of age or younger may use the Internet. All children 15 years of age and under must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian when accessing the Internet.


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