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Patten Free Library

Patten Free Library Facts

The Patten brothers, George and John, were generous subscribers to the Patten Library Association, which was founded in 1847. The subscription library kept its collection in rented rooms and later a donated house until Galen C. Moses gave $10,000 for the construction of a new library building, with the stipulation that its use be free to all Bath citizens.

Patten Free Library is proud to offer to its patrons the resources of the Sagadahoc History & Genealogy Room. The focus of this research facility is on the communities within Sagadahoc County, although general guides for New England and beyond are available. Genealogists and historians from across the country and Canada use the room's materials either in person or by research request.

The History Room is located on the second floor of the new north wing of the library. It is handicap accessible. Major funding for the Sagadahoc History & Genealogy Room is provided by the Bath Historical Society. Additional funding is given by Sagadahoc Preservation Inc. and through patron donations and bequests.

Tues & Wed 10-8
Thursday & Friday 10-5
Saturday 10-1