Library Update

The Main Library is now open for brief visits.  Appointments are required, and not all library resources are available.  Click here to request an appointment.  For more information on library reopening, including appointments, due dates, overdue fees, and new services such as curbside pickup and digital access-only library cards, click here.

Obituary Request

The Fort Smith Public Library charges $5 per name for obituary requests, which includes a 15-minute search and a digital copy of the obituary, if found.  Once payment is made, please allow 3-5 business days for us to research your request.  Payment covers the search time, regardless of whether the search is successful.  Please note that the amount of information provided in an obituary may vary, depending on the publication.

If you do not have the exact date of death, please use the research request form.
All other genealogy research requests should use the research request form.