Research Help

When you need help finding information you can ask a Reference Librarian. They know the library's resources and are here to help.

Our Bangor Public Library Reference staff know where to look beyond our walls too, across Maine and the nation, if needed. So, give Reference a call at (207) 947-8336 ext. 125 or send us an email at (You can also submit your question through our “Ask a Reference Librarian” form.

What else can our Reference Librarians help you find?

  • Reader’s Advisory – let us help you find a new book!

  • Tax forms

  • Other government forms and documents

  • Help with navigating our website, catalog, and other e-resources

  • In-depth research using our numerous databases

  • Books from other libraries through interlibrary loan requests

  • Equipment lending and passes

  • Consumer Reports and other magazines and newspapers.

The Reference Department is on the 2nd floor next to the Local History Department.