The Fort Smith Public Library offers a variety of resources for adults of all ages. Escape to another world with a novel, learn a new skill with a non-fiction book, watch a movie or documentary, be entertained or enlightened at a library program, satisfy your curiosity through research, or meet your technology needs. The Fort Smith Public Library has it all.
Internet computers – Internet-accessible computers are available at all locations. Internet sessions last an hour. Additional time is available if no one is waiting. Computers are available on a first come, first served basis and may not be reserved in advance. All Internet users must agree to the Fort Smith Public Library’s Computer and Internet Usage Policy.
Wi-Fi – Free high-speed wireless Internet is available at all library locations. No library card or password is required. All Wi-Fi users must agree to the library’s Wi-Fi policy.
Digital scanner – Need to scan photos or documents? The Main Library offers access to a computer with a digital scanner attached. All library locations have photocopiers that will also scan documents and photos. Scanner access is free and no library card is required.
Printers and photocopiers – Black and white photocopiers and black and white and color printers are available. Black and white copies and prints are $.25/page. Color prints are $1/page.
Wireless printing – Have a document on your mobile device or laptop that you need to print? The Reference Department at the Main Library offers wireless printing. Click here and follow the instructions to send your print job wirelessly. Click here for the wireless printing instructions in Spanish.
The Main Library offers access to historical Fort Smith newspapers dating back to 1848 on microfilm. Two digital microfilm readers are available, along with several mechanical film readers. The library is currently in the middle of a multi-year project to digitize the newspapers on microfilm. Fort Smith newspapers from 1848-December 31, 1961 are currently digitized. In addition, some issues of Entertainment Fort Smith magazine, Lincoln Echo newspaper, and Fortnightly Club archives are also available. More issues will be digitized as funding becomes available.
Save time and effort by letting our knowledgeable staff do your research for you. The research fee is $20/hour with a 15-minute ($5) minimum. Payment is for staff research time, regardless of whether the search is successful. Information will be sent digitally. Extra fees may apply if information is printed and mailed. To request research, complete the online form.
Quick Reference and Reader’s Advisory
Need the answer to a quick question? Trying to track down a fact? Want help finding information on a specific topic? Ready to find your next good read? Wondering how to download an eBook to your Kindle? These are all questions the library staff is ready to help you answer. Stop by the Reference Desk or fill out this webform to let us point you in the right direction.