Bangor Public Library

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Bangor Public Library
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Contact Information[edit | edit source]




Bangor Public Library
Bangor Room
145 Harlow Street
Bangor, ME 04401

Telephone:[1] 207-947-8336
Fax: 207-945-6694

Hours and holidays:
Regular Hours:

  • Monday - Thursday: 10am - 8pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 10am - 5pm
  • Sunday: CLOSED

Summer hours begin Saturday, June 17, 2017
Regular hours return Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Summer Hours:

  • Monday - Thursday: 10am - 7pm
  • Friday: 10am - 5pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED

2017 Holidays and Closings:

  • Monday, January 2, 2017 – New Year’s Day
  • Monday, January 16, 2017 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Monday, February 20, 2017 - President's Day
  • Monday, April 17, 2017 - Patriot's Day
  • Monday, May 29, 2017 - Memorial Day
  • Saturday, June 17, 2017 - Summer Hours begin
  • Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - Independence Day
  • Monday, September 4, 2017 - Labor Day -Summer Hours end
  • Monday, October 9, 2017 - Columbus Day
  • Friday, November 10, 2017 - Veterans Day
  • Saturday, November 11, 2017 - Veterans Day
  • Thursday, November 23, 2017 - Thanksgiving Day
  • Monday, December 25, 2017 - Christmas Day
  • Monday, January 1, 2018 - New Year's Day


Internet sites and databases:

  • Genealogy including genealogy databases (Ancestry and HeritageQuest), Bangor genealogy, genealogy links (cemetery links, SSDI, special collections, genealogy requests.
  • Local History, the Bangor Room, and Special Collections list of local history sources in the room.
  • URSUS Libraries Catalog online.
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    Search by keyword, title, journal title, author, subject, or number. Also available in WorldCat.
  • Databases contains full text journal, newspaper, encyclopedia articles, and other resources.
  • Bangor Community: Digital Commons is the place to share with the community and the world everything from historic theater programs, meeting minutes, old scrapbooks and yearbooks to current online journals, local government studies, newsletters and more....

Collection Description[edit | edit source]

Genealogical and historical references for Bangor, the Penobscot Valley, the state of Maine, and the entire region of New England. They have censuses, Maine Register town histories, the Bangor Daily News Index, county histories, family records and research, genealogy handbooks, Bangor city directories, military histories, passenger lists, and scanned photos.[1] They also provide free access to Ancestry Library and HeritageQuest Online. </ref>

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Alternate Repositories[edit | edit source]

{ List (link to a Wiki article for) at least one or more other repositories that collect overlapping records, or similar family history material including central repositories, affiliated or branch repositories, higher-level jurisdiction repositories, parent or daughter jurisdiction repositories. Also list neighboring repositories with similar records. Please briefly explain how each substitute repository is related.}

If you cannot visit or find a source at the Bangor Public Library, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • Alternate Repository {create link for each, and give line or two describing collection}
  • such as: NARA I
  • National Archives at _____
  • State Archives
  • State Library

Similar Collections

  • National Personnel Records Center
  • LC
  • FHL

Neighboring Collections

  • County Vital Records Office
  • City Vital Records Office
  • County Archives
  • County Orphan's Court
  • County Probate Court
  • County Recorder
  • County Coroner
  • U.S. District Court
  • County and local historical societies
  • County and local genealogical societies
  • Public Libraries
  • Museums and heritage societies
  • Bangor Maine Family History Center has premium online services for free and has volunteers to help with research problems.[2]
  • Repositories in surrounding counties: [Chattam], [Durham], and [Franklin]
  • State Vital Records Office
  • State Historical Society
  • State Genealogical Society
  • University Libraries
  • Church archives
  • Repositories in surrounding states (or provinces): [SC], [TN], and [VA]
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Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Local History, the Bangor Room, and Special Collections in Bangor Public Library (accessed 6 April 2016)..
  2. Introduction to Family History Centers in Family History Research Wiki (accessed 6 April 2016).