Summer 2024 Hours

Beginning May 7, 2024, the library will be open from 8am to 5pm.

The library will be closed on these dates:  May 27, June 19 and July 4, 2024.

Regular library hours will resume on August 26, 2024.

See information below regarding chat reference assistance.

During the Fall and Spring semesters, the library is open from 8am to 11pm (ET) Mondays through Thursdays and from 8am to 4pm on Fridays.
Email assistance (askalibrarian@sjcme.edu) is available until 5pm (ET) Mondays through Thursdays and until 4pm on Fridays.
Chat reference assistance is available from 5pm to midnight (ET) Mondays through Fridays and 24 hours each day on Saturdays and Sundays.  Return to the library homepage for more information about our chat service.
Staff may be reached by emailing askalibrarian@sjcme.edu.
Sundays 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mondays - Thursdays 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fridays 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Staff Directory

To contact a staff person by phone, dial 1-207-893 and then the extension listed below.

Name and Title Extension E-mail
Lynn Bivens
Head Librarian
 7726 lbivens@sjcme.edu
Student Support Librarian
Allison Neales
Cataloging and Interlibrary Loan Coordinator
Email only aneales@sjcme.edu
Charles Prinn
Circulation and Technical Services Coordinator
Email only cprinn@sjcme.edu


Saint Joseph's Wellehan Library fosters academic success and personal growth by providing and facilitating use of library resources and services designed to meet the teaching, learning, and research needs of the College community in a manner consistent with its mission and core values.

To fulfill this mission, Wellehan Library:

  • Provides free, open access to recorded knowledge, information, and creative expression for education and recreation.
  • Develops and maintains a balanced collection of physical materials and online resources to support and enrich the curricula.
  • Engages in cooperative relationships with other libraries to expand access to resources that fulfill scholarly research as well as personal needs.
  • Provides timely, comprehensive assistance using library resources and locating information.
  • Collaborates with faculty to facilitate students' development of information literacy skills.
  • Provides comprehensive patron services while ensuring the confidentiality of patron transactions.
  • Employs skilled, service-oriented staff members who affirm the mission of the Wellehan Library within the mission of the College.


Food & Beverages

Food and drinks may not be consumed in the library at this time as College policy states that approved face coverings shall be worn at all times in all indoor common spaces in any College building.


If you need to make or take a phone call in the library, please be respectful of other patrons and staff.  Phone conversations are prohibited in the Quiet Study Room.

Inclement Weather

On days when the College is closed due to inclement weather, the library will be closed as well. In the evenings and on weekends, the library may be closed if the weather is severe. In instances of inclement weather, it is best to call to verify if the library is open: 207-893-7725 or 1-800-343-5498 (option #4).

Collection Development

Principles and guidelines upon which decisions are made when adding or withdrawing materials from the library’s collection.


Policy regarding the acceptance of gifts.

Computer Use

While Wellehan Library computers are intended primarily for the use of College faculty, staff and students, use will be granted to visitors who acknowledge and abide by the computer use policy.

Children in the Library

In order to maintain an atmosphere conducive to research and study, this policy provides guidelines regarding the presence of children in the library.