Cobb County Public Library officials are developing long-term plans for expanding the historical collection and research services offered by the Georgia Room at the Switzer Library.
Please know the Georgia Room is not closing.
“The Georgia Room has a major role in preserving the Cobb community’s collective memory and connecting families to their heritage for almost half a century,” said Cobb County Library Director Helen Poyer.
“We have an unwavering commitment to the Georgia Room’s mission, bolstered by support from a range of community partners,” Poyer said.
The Georgia Room is part of the overall Switzer Library renovation project included in Cobb County’s Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) capital projects program. A timeline hasn’t been set for the Switzer Library project, with the construction at least a few years away, officials said.
Cobb County officials have received messages in recent days from citizens stating support for the Georgia Room and asking for expansion of online databases and items at the site, including microfilms of historic newspapers.
Library officials are continuously creating plans for making more historical resources available to Georgia Room patrons and enhancing access to print materials in the Georgia Room collection and the library’s digital resources.
“We are not closing,” said Carolyn Crawford, head of the Georgia Room. “The Georgia Room will continue serving patrons and providing activities for the community.”
Established in 1970 in the central library in downtown Marietta, the Georgia Room genealogical and historical collection is a destination for a wide range of users throughout metro Atlanta and beyond. Major features include an extensive collection of Georgia history items, including books, photos and newspapers; print and online genealogy resources on Georgia and other states; and special collections on African American, Native American, and Civil War history.
For more information, visit www.cobbcat.org/research/local-history.
The Switzer Library is at 266 Roswell Street in Marietta.