Resources for Job Seekers

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The Fort Smith Public Library has many resources that might be helpful to job seekers.  Whether it is training for a new career, creating a resume, submitting an online employment application, or researching job openings, the library can help.

Library Resources

Learning Express – an interactive online learning platform for job searching, workplace skills improvement, career certification, and licensing exam preparation.  It also covers college entrance and graduate school admissions exam preparation, GED exam preparation, and basic skills improvement.  Access here.

Internet computers – access the Internet for free with a Fort Smith Public Library card, current UAFS ID, or military ID.  For individuals without a library card in good standing, Internet access may be purchased for $3.  Internet sessions last an hour.  Additional time is available if no one is waiting.

Express Internet computers – When only a few minutes of Internet access is needed, the library offers 15-minute express Internet computers.  No library card or ID is required. All Internet users must agree to abide by the Fort Smith Public Library’s Computer and Internet Usage Policy.

Wi-Fi – Free high-speed wireless Internet is available free at all library locations.  No library card or password is required.  All Wi-Fi users must agree to abide by the library’s Wi-Fi policy.

Word Processing computers – Dedicated computers loaded with word processing software are available for use in creating resumes, writing cover letters, and more.  Word processing computers are free.  No library card is required.

Digital scanner – Need to scan photos, identification cards, or other documents?  The library offers access to a computer with a digital scanner attached.  Library photocopiers 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. 

Books about resumes, cover letters, interviewing, and more – The library offers hundreds of books for job hunters.  From researching career opportunities and identifying marketable skills to preparing for a professional exam, creating a resume, writing a cover letter, preparing for an interview, learning new skills, and more, the Fort Smith Public Library has resources that can help.

Study Rooms – Need a quiet place to research or study?  All library locations offer study rooms for individuals and small groups.  Click here for more information.