Collections & Resources


History Room Collections Overview

Patten Free Library Special Collections


Ancestry – Learn how to get started with Ancestry here

NewspaperArchive (click here for remote access) – Learn how to get started with NewspaperArchive here

Digital Collections & Exhibits

How’s Your Week Going? Archiving Your COVID-19 Stories

Maine Memory Network

Patten Free Library on Maine Memory Network

William King Exhibit

Maine Community Heritage Project – Bath’s Historic Downtown

Research Guides

Genealogy Resource Guide

Family Histories & Genealogies in the History Room (PDF)

History of Sagadahoc County: Nine Towns and One City (PDF)

Other Resources

Bath Historical Society

Mid-Coast Historical Societies

Bath, ME: A Brief Walk Through History – This online walking tour of historic Bath buildings is based on the notes for Levi Peterson Lemont’s 1870s “An Historic Walking Tour of Bath.” It was created by Jack Martin in 2019 using ArcGIS StoryMaps, a free online mapping tool accessible on your desktop or mobile device.

History Room Hours & Staff


Monday-Thursday 12 PM – 4 PM

Saturday 12 PM – 4 PM (Fall, Winter, Spring), 10 AM – 1 PM (Summer, Memorial Day – Labor Day)

Closed Fridays.


207-443-5141 x 1018

Mary Kate Kwasnik, Archivist & Special Collections Librarian

Jack Martin, Reference Librarian

Video Tour of the History Room


Photo Gallery

History Room Photo Gallery