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The Reference Department - 2nd Floor
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Reference Department

The Reference Department at the Smyrna Public Library is located on the 2nd floor. Reference Librarians are happy to answer your questions in the library, by phone at 770-431-2860 ext. 4 or via email.

The Reference Department is one of the largest for a library of its size in Georgia. It's collection contains more than 8,000 reference books. The collection is very broad in scope and includes encyclopedias, almanacs, statistical abstracts, census data and many other sources to assist you in your research.

Other available reference materials include phone books for all of Georgia, local newspapers dating from the 1950s, school annuals, many electronic archive databases on CD and a microfiche records system.

Computer Services

The Reference Department also offers computer services to the public free of charge. Eight computers are available to access the Internet. Residents can sign up for up to two one-hour computer sessions per day.

Users must sign off after one hour and get back in the queue if others are waiting. Non-residents may access the Internet computers for 30 minutes per day. Pages may be printed for 10 cents each.

Wi-Fi Free Spot !

The Smyrna Public Library is a Wi-Fi free spot with FREE wireless Internet access to laptop The Smyrna Public Library is a Wi-Fi Free Spot!users.The Wi-Fi network can be accessed any time during operating hours and there are no hourly time limits for using the network. Users do not need to sign in.

Login to GALILEO

Smyrna Public Library cardholders are also granted free access to GALILEO – Georgia’s online library. GALILEO stands for GeorgiA LIbrary LEarning Online, an initiative of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.

The system can be accessed on the Internet within the library or from home. The system includes an astounding 147 online databases categorized as follows: Arts & Humanities, Business & Economics, Georgia, Medicine & Health, News/Facts Reference, Science & Technology, Social Sciences.

A GALILEO password can be obtained by presenting your library card to the Reference Librarian at the reference desk on the second floor. Passwords change periodically so you will have to present your library card again when it is time to receive a new password in the future. Login to GALILEO

Genealogy Collection

A separate genealogical collection is found in the Genealogy Room for patrons who wish to conduct genealogical research. It is located near the Reference Department on the second floor. This collection consists of nearly 5,000 books.

Library cardholders can also access the library edition of by signing in at the reference desk. is the largest online genealogical database in the world with more than 5 billion (billion with a B) easily searched genealogy records.

The library edition of is only available from within the library and cannot be accessed from home.

Reference Department Recognition

FOSL is an avid supporter of the Reference Department and it's dedicated team.

You too can support the Reference Department by donating unique reference materials to the collection.


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