MARVEL! provides every resident of Maine access to a collection of online resources that includes full text articles and abstracts from magazines, newspapers, journals, and reference sources. MARVEL! also provides students, business people, public library patrons, and higher education students and educators access to online learning tools.


All content in the digital library is made available through extensive public funding administered by the Maine State Library and significant funding from the University of Maine. Additional funding partners include Colby College, Bates College and Bowdoin College.

MTEAF (Maine Telecommunications Access Fund)
Maine State Library (MSL) General fund and federal LSTA
UMaine (Science, Technology, Business, Ancestry)
Colby, Bates and Bowdoin

The following graphic illustrates where the Maine State Library prioritizes content purchases for MARVEL!

procurement strategy

Privacy Statement

The MARVEL! server log does record some information such as originating IP address, domain accessing, type of browser, date and time visited, and any information to prevent unauthorized uses of the site. Our server log records personal information of a remote user registering for a MARVEL! account. This information is not made available to any third party. It is used to periodically ensure security for our license agreements which authorize access for Maine residents only and to compile usage statistics