Research


Books, articles, journals, images, sounds, and websites — information abounds in a multitude of forms and formats. Our goal is to help you locate what you need using the library’s print, non-print and online resources.

Thorncat is our online catalog and will help you find items located in the library. Our Articles and Databases web page includes selected resources available through our library subscriptions, the Maine State Library and the University of Maine System, and the web. Please feel free to contact us if you need assistance locating information. Our mission is to provide you with access to resources to meet your intellectual and recreational needs.

Contact Us

Thorndike Library
College of the Atlantic
109 Eden Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Phone: 207-801-5665
Fax: 207-288-2328

Email: library@coa.edu

Staff Contact Information

Hours of Operation

  • Academic Terms:

    Monday–Thursday,
    7:30 a.m.–11 p.m.

    Friday, 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m.

    Saturday, 10 a.m.–10 p.m.

    Sunday, 10 a.m.–12 a.m. (Trial hours)

  • Term Breaks:
    Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

  • Summer:

    Monday–Friday, 12 noon–4 p.m.

Senior Projects


Looking for a senior project? We have them here! Find senior projects in our online catalog. Some projects are archived online. Senior project presentations are on the COA Videos website.