When visiting the MARVEL link on our home page, you can access articles from five major Maine newspapers for free!

State online resources

Included in this service are: The Bangor Daily News, The Kennebec Journal, The Maine Times, The Morning Sentinel, The Portland Press Herald, and the Sun Journal.  This site offers older articles and those that have been recently published.

Once you click on the MARVEL link, you will need your library card barcode number to set up your free account (if you don’t already have one).   Inside the MARVEL Website, a long list of links will appear.  If you have the time, it is worth reading everything that they have.  All of our online encyclopedias and online Journal databases are listed here.

On the main page, there is a navigation tool at the top, click on the “M” to skip down to the “M” section of our database collection.  Maine Newstand will be right there.

Once you click into this website, type in the topic and/or locations you would like to read about in the seach bar and then click the magnifying glass icon to the left.  Links to the articles matching the search will come up on a new page.

Also, just under the Maine Newsstand heading, a link for “Obituaries” is right there for convenient browsing of that section.


From there, browse to your heart’s content.  It’s completely free with your library card!