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Bangor Public Library

145 Harlow Street


The Bangor Public Library strives to inspire, enlighten and enrich its members by connecting them to books, information and ideas needed for work, recreation, education and inspiration by providing excellent service to its members and community.

The Bangor Public Library contributes to the prosperity and growth of the city by fostering the spirit of exploration, the joy of reading, the pursuit of knowledge, and the preservation of its community’s history.

Values Statement:
- We believe that a free public library is essential to the public good.
- We believe that a free public library is essential to our system of self-government which assumes the existence of an informed citizenry.
- We believe that all library users are entitled to the highest level of service.
- We believe that all library users have the right to privacy, confidentiality, and intellectual freedom.


Thomas Flanagan

Friday, May 25, 2018
Great library. The open stacks occupies a large portion of all three floors rounding out their collection of a half million books etc. If perchance they don't have what you are looking for, they can order it for you. The staff is knowledgable and helpful.

Margaret Miller-Finch

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
All I wanted was a quiet space to read and write. I moved my seat three times. I even asked a librarian to direct me to a quiet area. Just settled in when a library staff member started talking on the phone so loudly, she could be heard throughout the second floor and even up the stairs to the 3rd floor. Seriously.

Hannah Conners-Townsend

Saturday, July 22, 2017
The Bangor Public Library is a beautiful library; Stephen King funded a great deal of it. When you first enter on the first floor, they have a lovely sun room where you can read or enjoy lunch and it's particularly nice on cold winter days. The library has 3 floors and many, many books to choose from, but don't worry, they have resource computers so you can easily look up a book and find it. If they don't have it then they can always ship it there. They also have a fantastic children's section on the 3rd floor. They offer many amenities like elevators; free-wifi; a large genealogy section; books with large print; e-books; an online foreign language program that offers many different languages; and computers, free to use. The Bangor Public Library also often hosts activities like Adult Coloring Night and various movie screenings.


Saturday, May 26, 2018
The best library in Maine.

Susan Treat

Saturday, June 3, 2017
Nice library and I'm sure they have great books. As a tourist in the area I was hoping for a room or display dedicated to their local celebrity, Stephen King, and was sadly disappointed. It seems like something they should consider in the future.

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