Raymond H. Fogler Library

The Raymond H. Fogler Library is an academic library at the University of Maine in Orono. The library's collections include approximately more than 1 million volumes, nearly 4 million periodical subscriptions, 1.6 million microforms, 2.2 million United States Federal, Maine State, and Canadian federal and provincial government publications.[1]

Raymond H. Fogler Library
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View of the library from the mall, 2003
CountryUnited States
LocationOrono, Maine
Access and use
Population servedUniversity of Maine
WebsiteRaymond H. Fogler Library


The library's foundation was laid in 1941, but was not completed until 1947 due to World War II. The architects were William Harold Lee of Philadelphia and Crowell & Lancaster of Bangor.[2] In 1962, it was renamed to honor Maine native, University of Maine alumnus and the final Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Raymond H. Fogler.[3] In the following year, the library became a regional depository site for government documents. As of 2011, it is a depository for a number of collections, including the multi-generation political families of the Williamsons and the Hamlins.[4] It is also home to the works of writer Stephen King, journalist Ralph W. 'Bud' Leavitt Jr. and politician William Cohen.[3]


  1. ^ "Fogler Library in Focus". Retrieved 28 December 2011.
  2. ^ Dedication of the New Library, University of Maine (Orono: University of Maine, 1947)
  3. ^ a b "Fogler Library in Focus: History". University of Maine. Retrieved 28 December 2011.
  4. ^ "Fogler Library: Finding Guide to the Hamlin Family Papers". Archived from the original on 5 February 2012. Retrieved 28 December 2011.

Coordinates: 44°53′58″N 68°40′09″W / 44.8994°N 68.6693°W / 44.8994; -68.6693