Frequently Asked Questions

What’s available from the library?

• Document services: copy, print, scan-to-email

Internet Resources
MINERVA catalog and Account login
Cloud Library (e-books and audio)
Digital Maine Library (databases)
Learning Express (life skills)
Sanford newspapers obituary index (through 2019)
Sanford High School yearbooks
• Free WIFI (throughout the library)
• (in-library use only)

• New Books • Fiction • Mystery • Large-print
• Children’s books, DVDs, audiobooks
• Local history
• Non-fiction • Young-Adult fiction
• DVD (movies, TV shows, documentary, travel, music)
• CD and MP3 audiobooks
• Magazines and newspapers 

Do you have Internet access?

Yes: six workstations are available for public use. Library membership is not required to use a computer. We have open WIFI in the library if you prefer to use your own phone, tablet, or laptop.

Do you have a notary?

Sorry, we do not have a notary on staff.

How do I get a library card?

Apply in person at the circulation desk. Library cards are free to residents of Sanford and Springvale. Non-resident fee is $35/year or $18/six-months.

  • Adults need to provide a photo ID and proof of current Sanford or Springvale residence.
  • High school students may use a current year student ID.
  • Children from birth through middle school may be issued a library card if the application is signed by a parent or legal guardian.

Do I need my library card to check out materials?

Yes, the process is more accurate and more efficient when using the card. Your name may be similar to another patron’s name in our statewide consortium, but your card number is unique. We will check out items with a valid photo ID. If your card is lost, a replacement is available for $2.00

What is the check-out period?

The check-out period for all items is three weeks. Renewal for three additional weeks is allowed on items that are not “on hold” for someone else. Items may be renewed from home – log in to your account or call us. You will need your library card number.

How much are overdue fines?

As of June 2021 we are fine-free! Materials will still have due dates, but there will be no fines on items returned late. If you provide us with your email address, you will receive a reminder the day before your items are due.

Do you accept book donations?

We are not accepting book donations at this time.

Do you have book sales?

Sorry…our ongoing book sale was discontinued during the pandemic of 2020.

Do you have online audiobooks and e-books?

Yes! Use the Cloud Library app on your phone or tablet (or the website when using a browser).  You will need your Goodall Library account number and the following info:

Country: United States
State: Maine
Library: Sanford: Louis B Goodall

Be sure to enter your entire 14-digit library card number when prompted (without spaces).