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Barcode Issues

Why does my barcode failWhy does my barcode fail?

There may be several reasons why your barcode fails:

Where do I obtain a library barcodeWhere do I obtain a library barcode?

Go to your campus library circulation desk to obtain a barcode library card or activate the barcoded library card you received at registration.

At registration University of Maine students receive a Maine Card which must be activated at the library. Other campuses provide barcoded library cards when you use the campus library. Distance Education students call 207-621-3347 or toll-free, 1-800-339-7323 (Maine only) or 1-888-479-4452 (out-of-state). Application forms are available at all off-campus Centers and Sites. You may also apply online at

Where is the barcode locatedWhere is the barcode located?

The barcode location will depend on which campus card you have. See below for descriptions of possible campus cards:

How do I enter the barcode number?How do I enter the barcode number?

Enter all fourteen digits of the barcode number without spaces. If your barcode begins or ends with the letter "A", please exclude it when manually typing your barcode at a login to gain access to an online index or database.

I have access to all electronic databases?Do I have access to all electronic databases?

No. The electronic databases are licensed by the UMS Libraries or individual campus libraries. Access is limited to students, faculty, and staff of participating libraries.

I have access to all electronic databases?Additional help...
For additional help, please use the Contact us form at