Memorial Hall Library

library catalog
recommended sites

Home > Living in Andover >
Popular Links:

Community Information Database

Search the Community Information database by clicking this link to our library catalog.

What is the Community Information database?

The Community Information database is an information and referral service which provides individuals with the most up-to-date and comprehensive referrals to services or resources in the area. It is searchable from your home computer or any computer in your local library. Keyword, subject, agency name or the name of a specific event may be searched. It is a great way to get descriptive information about an organization or event. Each record contains the organization name, address, phone number and a brief description of the event, program or organization. Contact person, web sites, fax numbers, dates and meetings are also provided when applicable.

Get listed in the Community Information database!

Generally, non-profit organizations that serve a significant ongoing public need will be included. Individuals will not be included as a main entry, only as a contact. Any listings should be under the sponsorship of an established agency. If you are currently involved with a social or sports organization or club, support group, health service, educational or religious organization, children's service or organization, or any other group that may be of community interest that meets the criteria mentioned above, and would like to be placed on our database, please fill out our online form.

If your organization is already listed in the database and you would like to update your information, feel free to use the form, or contact
            Nancy Bartlett
            978-623-8401 x51

Inclusion in the database is not an endorsement by the library.


The Community Information database, sometimes referred to as "Comm Info," began in 1977 as the "ANSWERS" project. The library began collecting information on organizations, clubs, and events in the Greater Lawrence area, and publishing the listings in booklet form. In 1983, we began entering those records into a computer database.

Over the past 20 years, the database has grown to include over 1,500 records and is now stored electronically. It is a great way to get information on agencies and clubs that may not be listed in the telephone book, or to find local branches of larger organizations.

Last updated: October 01, 2012
Memorial Hall Library   2 N. Main Street   Andover, MA 01810   p:978-623-8400   f:978-623-8407