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Library Hours

Mon, Tue & Thu:
9 AM to 8 PM

Wed, Fri & Sat:
9 AM to 5 PM

1 PM to 5 PM

Closed Federal &
State Holidays

Book Stop Hours

10 AM to 1 PM



The Library Advisory Committee meets on the last Monday of each month at 10am in the Library Board Room.


Library Card and Loan Policies

"How do I get a library card?"

Rockland residents.  People who live in or own property in Rockland city limits are eligible for a "free" card.  They pay for library services through property taxes.  Rockland property taxes support the operation of the library. 

School-age children in Knox County (K-12) are eligible for a free card.   The fee for a non-resident, outside Knox County student card is $10.00 annually.

Coast Guard Personnel stationed in Rockland are eligible for a free card.  Please bring your Coast Guard ID when registering for a card.

Nonresident fees. 

  • Annual card     $45 (individual or family)
  • 3-month card  $25


 Photo ID & proof of current address (bill, checkbook, lease agreement, piece of mail).

Cardholder responsibilities 
 - Please bring your card when visiting the library. 
 - Return items in the same condition in which they were borrowed.  A fee will be
    assessed for any materials returned damaged.  Damage/replacement fees for
     Interlibrary Loan items are assessed by the loaning library.   
 - Notify the library (594-0310) if you lose or misplace your card.  A replacement
    card is $1.

limit on videos: up to 5 videos may be checked out at a time.

New limit on interlibrary loans: up to 15 interlibrary loans may be on a card at a time.

Loan Policy

Loan Period
          Books & audiobooks         14 days
          Videos & DVDs                     14 days.  DVD limit: 5 checked out at a time.


  •  New Books--one renewal.  Items with a reserve list are not renewable.
     Videos and DVD's-- one renewal.
  • All other materials--three renewals.

     Materials may be renewed by calling the library, or online using the View Your 
     Record button.

    Late Fees

  • Books, audio books, etc.          .15 per day
  • Children's books                      .05 per day
  • All Videos and DVD's           $1.00 per day
      Accrued fines over $5 will result in the temporary loss of library privileges, until paid.


      Books and other materials that are checked out or on order may be reserved by a
      staff member or you can do it yourself from the Card Catalog. You will be notified
      when the material is available.

    Lost Materials

      The borrower will be charged the full cost for lost books, videos, tapes, etc.
      Accrued charges for lost materials over $25 may result in the loss of library

Interlibrary Loans

Books and other library materials not owned by our library may be obtained through an Interlibrary Loan.

Book Drops

Books drops are located at the front of the library for your convenience.

80 Union Street | Rockland, ME 04841 | Phone: (207) 594-0310 | Fax: (207) 594-0333

Rockland Public Library is a department of the City of Rockland.

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