Library Update

To support efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, all four locations of the Fort Smith Public Library will be closed until further notice.  For information on how to contact library staff, curbside pickup of library materials, the new digital access-only library card, and more check our Facebook page or the library website. 


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.