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NMLD Interlibrary Loan Policies

Librarians, as the Area Reference and Resource Center (ARRC) for the Northeastern Maine Library District (NMLD), the Bangor Public Library wants to help you get the right book to the right person at the right time. If the book is in our Library when we receive your request, we will send it within 24 hours of the receipt of your request.

We hope that this outline will answer questions you may have about this service. If you have other questions, please call.

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 is how you can ask the Bangor Public Library for titles.

When requesting materials, please include as much information and detail as possible. There are many ways to request materials or information from your ARRC:

Please put ILL in the subject line and include your Library’s name and address in the body of each request. E-mail sometimes gets forwarded and always gets printed, so without your "signature" we may lose who is making the request.
E-MAIL ADDRESS: info@bangorpubliclibrary.org

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

Please use the phone only for emergency requests with no more than three items. Please do not call between noon and 2. That is our lunch break and we are short staffed and harried. 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

4. FAX
Please include your Library’s name and address with each sheet sent.
FAX NUMBER: (207) 945-6694

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


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