Maine State Archives
Opens June 8 by Appointment

Beginning June 8, 2020, the Maine State Archives Search Room will be open by appointment only. Please call 287-5790 or email to schedule an appointment. (NOTE: Public access to the Maine State Archives is subject to change, dependent on changes in the COVID-19 virus spread and guidance from the Governor’s Office.)

In order to enter the Maine State Archives building, visitors will be required to:

  • Wear a mask
  • Wash their hands
  • Request specific research material before their visit
  • Remain 6 feet away from other researchers and Archives staff whenever possible
  • No more than two visitors will be allowed within the Archives Search Room at one time

In order to ensure the safety of visitors, staff, and historical records, Maine State Archives staff will:

  • Wear a mask
  • Wash their hands
  • Place researchers at tables and microfilm stations that are at least 6 feet away from another person
  • Have research material pulled and ready before each appointment. Staff will wear gloves to retrieve and move record boxes.
  • Sanitize areas at tables and computers used during a research session, including tabletops, computer keyboards, and microfilm readers.
  • Records boxes and documents will be quarantined for at least 7 days after use. (Note: if a record is in quarantine, it will not be available to any staff or member of the public until the quarantine period has ended.)

Many documents are also available online, via the Maine State Archives Digital Maine repository and DigitalMaine Transcription Project, and genealogy information is available via the Archives’ collection on FamilySearch.

The Maine State Records Center, located at the BABLO building, is also accessible by appointment only. Requests can be submitted via email or by phone at 207-287-3657 and State Records Center staff will assist you.

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