ILL for Libraries

Bangor Public Library is the Area Reference and Resource Center (ARRC), serving and representing the following seven Maine counties: Aroostook, Hancock, Knox, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Waldo, and Washington. 

Librarians at the Bangor Public Library wish to help staff at other libraries get books to their patrons. If the book is in our library when we receive your request, we will do our best to send it out within 1 business day of the receipt of your request. If not, we will try to get the item to your library as soon as possible.


Borrowing Materials

The easiest way is to have your patron request materials through MaineCat. If you aren't a member of Maine InfoNet, or, if you need to borrow another way, here are other ways you can ask the Bangor Public Library for materials:

Instructions for library making the request:

Please put ILL in the subject line and include your Library’s name and mailing and email addresses in the body of each request. Email sometimes gets forwarded and always gets printed, so without your “signature” we may lose who is making the request.

Please specify if you only want us to search for items available in-state, or if would like us to expand the search out-of-state.

Instructions for library making the request:

Please print or write legibly. If you are using a sheet of paper (you may use postcards or forms), limit the number of titles on each sheet to six. (You may send as many sheets at a time as you wish). We use these sheets to search for your books. Having a long list of requests on one sheet slows down our searching procedures.

Mail requests to:

Bangor Public Library
145 Harlow Street
Bangor, ME 04401

Instructions for library making the request:

Please use the phone only for emergency requests with no more than three items. Please try not call between noon and 2 (lunch hours).  If you call at another time and get our voice mail, please leave a message and include your Library’s name, address and phone number in case we have a question.

PHONE NUMBER: (207) 947-8336
800 NUMBER (in-state libraries): (800) 427-8336

Interlibrary Loan Services were made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.