Welcome to the newly improved digital edition of The Ellsworth American or Mount Desert Islander or Mount Desert Islander. Please refer to the documentation below if you have problems using your digital subscription.
To access the digital edition of The Ellsworth American or Mount Desert Islander , you’ll need a computer with the following specifications:
- Web browser that supports Adobe Flash. (Internet Explorer v8.0+ or FireFox v3.6+)
- Broadband Internet connection.
Accessing and Subscribing
The digital edition of The Ellsworth American or Mount Desert Islander is available for $4.00 a month or $29.00 annually. You can subscribe by visiting our digital edition portal by
To access your digital subscription, you’ll need the e-mail address and password you provided during the subscription process. Please do not share your login information.
To begin reading The Ellsworth American or Mount Desert Islander visit, www.ellsworthamerican.com or www.mdislander.com and click the “Digital Edition” button at the top of the page. Your computer might remember your account information. If so, you’ll see the front page of the current issue of the newspaper. If your computer does not remember you, you’ll need to enter your e-mail address and password in the login box on the left side of your screen.
Once the digital edition of The Ellsworth American or Mount Desert Islander is loaded and you see the front page of that issue, you can navigate the newspaper with either your keyboard or with the mouse.
To flip to the next page, click the “Next” button located at the top of the screen or press the “Right Arrow” key on your keyboard. To flip back to a previous page, click the “Previous” button located at the top of the screen or press the “Left Arrow” key on your keyboard. To go to the first page of an issue, click the “First” button, or to go to the last page of an issue, click the “Last” button. Both buttons are located at the bottom of the screen.
Page Zooming and Navigation
There are two levels of zooming available to make the pages of the digital edition bigger and easier to read. As you move your mouse across the screen. Clicking the mouse once will zoom in the page, clicking a second time will bring you to the maximum zoom level.
While zoomed in, you can move around the page by clicking and holding your mouse button down and dragging around the page. You also can use the arrow keys on your keyboard to move around the page. Also, on each edge of the page, you’ll notice arrow buttons that can be clicked with your mouse to move around the page.
To zoom out, you can click the “Zoom Out” button at the bottom of the screen. Also, while at the maximum zoom level, you can zoom out by clicking the page once more with your mouse.
To do a keyword search, click in the “Search” box located at the upper left side of the screen. You can search just the issue of the newspaper you are viewing or all issues of The Ellsworth American (dating back to January 1, 2009). You also can sort your results by relevance, page or issue. Clicking the magnifying glass beside the search box will offer additional search options.
Advanced Searching Options
- To search for an exact phrase, type the phrase in quotes “The Ellsworth
- To do a partial word search, place an * at the end: Ells*
- To get the closest match, place a ~ at the end: Ells~
- To filter your search, use AND or OR to separate your words: Ellsworth AND American or Ellsworth OR American.
Your digital subscription includes access to an archive dating back to January 1, 2009. To access the archive, click the “Archive” tab located at the upper left of the screen. The front page of each issue will be loaded. Click on
the front page of the issue you’d like to view. To close the archive screen, click the red “X” at the upper right of the screen.