Learn more about the services offered through the Fayette County Public Library:
Utilizing GALILEO patrons can search over 100 databases for full-text articles in newspapers, trade journals, magazines, and scholarly journals
Patrons can search for book reviews, reader's advisory information, current news about corporations, health information, college catalogs, world-wide library catalog search, and other research topics in all subject areas
Bring your PINES library card to the circulation desk for your password to access GALILEO on your home Internet computer.
We have microfilm copies of the Federal Census for Georgia from 1830 to 1930 and associated indexes. Patrons can also use Ancestry Library Edition, powered by Ancestry.com , (available only on the Internet computers in our library and other Georgia libraries) and Heritage Quest Online on our Internet computers. (You’ll need your PINES card to use them). Ancestry Library Edition has about 4,000 databases, including U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1930, the; Social Security Death Index, Federal Slave Narratives, and a strong Civil War collection. Heritage Quest Online, which is available online to any Georgia resident with a computer and a PINES card and its associated password (ask us for details), has the Federal Census from 1790-1930, over 23,000 family and local histories; PERSI, which includes 2.1 million genealogy and local history articles and Freedman’s Bank (1865-1874), founded to serve African Americans.
The Fayette County Georgia Heritage Book features genealogy information on over 400 Fayette County families. Two copies are available for use in the library. The History of Fayette County also includes some genealogy information. Copies of this book are available to check out and to use in the library.
We also have the Georgia Death Record Indexes for 1919-1998, and Fayette County records on microfilm, including deeds, tax digests, marriages, pension records, and estate records from 1823-1911. We have miscellaneous Fayetteville and Fayette County, GA newspapers from May, 1845 to December, 1999 on microfilm, too. (Not all years are covered).
Periodic genealogy workshops are taught by a professional genealogist.
Our library's Educational Learning Laboratory (ELL) provides free computer- based instruction in Reading, Math and Science, and Writing and Language Artsfor grades pre-k-8. We also offer the award-winning Rosetta Stone language instruction software in beginning, intermediate and advanced Spanish and French, beginning and intermediate Italian, beginning, intermediate and advanced English as a Second Language, beginning and intermediate German, and beginning Japanese and Mandarin Chinese. We also offer introductory computerized tutorials using Microsoft Windows 95 and 98 tutorial software, and computerized tutorials for Microsoft Word 2003 and 2007, Excel, PowerPoint and Access 2003 and 2007, Windows XP and Windows Vista. A teacher is present to assist with all tutorials.
For more details, please call the library at 770-461-8841, extension 5341 (during lab hours) or extension 5331 (when the lab is closed).
To better answer the demands of a bustling library, we have new Learning Lab hours for 2015.
Lab Hours are:
Enrollment is by appointment, which can be made at the library or by calling 770-461-8841, extension 5341 (during lab hours) or extension 5331 (when the lab is closed).
NEW! Personalized Computer Assistance: 30 minute sessions of one-on-one help with your computer questions and challenges—customized to meet your needs. You must reserve your session at least 24 hours in advance. These sessions are offered on Tuesdays, 10-10:30 a.m., 10:30-11:00 a.m., 11:00-11:30 a.m., and 11:00-12 noon. To sign up for one of these sessions, please call the library at 770-461-8841.
Students in grades kindergarten through 8th grade can master Reading, Math and Science, Writing and Language Arts, including spelling and grammar, in a non-competitive self-paced environment; immediate feedback and automatic skill level advancement is a part of this program based on national academic standards.
Two meeting rooms are available to nonprofit organizations who host free educational meetings open to the public. Read about facilities and our policies for using these meeting rooms.