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About the Georgia Room

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The Georgia Room, located in the Charles D. Switzer Public Library (formerly known as the Central Library), is a genealogical and historical collection. The Georgia Room collection serves the needs of a broad spectrum of users with diverse informational and educational pursuits. We welcome everyone who wishes to use these special resources to search for ancestors or research the history of Cobb County and Georgia.

While the Georgia Room collection is a reference collection and does not circulate, the room is open to everyone who wishes to use the collection. Appointments are not required, and our helpful staff is available for assistance with research projects. The purpose of the Georgia Room is to develop and maintain an in-depth collection of materials having lasting historical and genealogical value to support the informational, educational, and research needs of its users.

History of the Georgia Room

The Georgia Room was founded in 1970 through the generous bequest of Miss Virginia Vanstone Crosby in memory of her father, Charles Mayo Crosby. Miss Crosby was an active community member and the first Marietta woman to run for mayor of the city. Since its inception, many have contributed to the growth and development of the Georgia Room collection. In 2007 the Georgia Room was greatly expanded as a result of a generous donation from the Library Foundation.

Collection Overview

Material concerning Cobb County and Georgia is of primary importance, with an emphasis on genealogical and historical materials relating to the southeastern United States. Most of the materials in the Georgia Room collection are in book form, although other formats are included. The Georgia Room does not purchase individual family histories, but does accept them as donations.


Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Georgia Room Arrangement

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Georgia Room Tour

View a tour of the Georgia Room here. »

Contact Us

266 Roswell Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: (770) 528-2333