Worth County Library owns over 38,000 books, movies, e-books, audio books, paperbacks and magazines. Books for adults include popular books recently published, large print books and nonfiction.
We have a paperback exchange room divided by mysteries, romance, true crime, urban, and westerns.
The Young adult book collection consists of novels for grades 9-12, nonfiction and graphic novels.
The Library recognizes the connection between reading to young children early, library use and educational success. The National Commission on Reading concluded that,
“The single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children.”
We are committed to instilling a love for reading in the very young child.
Worth County Library offers free access to computers for public use. Each computer is equipped with Microsoft Office software and Internet browsers. With your PINES card, you can log on to a computer for up to 2 hours per day.
Printing is available at 25 cents per page. Computers are available at the beginning of the day and are shut down 15 minutes before the library closes.
The genealogical collection is housed in the Wilna Ham Davis Room. Here you will find genealogical materials about Georgia history and counties, local family histories and Worth County.
The Sylvester Local newspapers have been digitized and are available online here.
The microfilm collection consists of newspapers, census records, tax deeds and other court records. A microfilm reader/printer is available not only to print out documents but also save scanned images to a flash drive.
There are two meeting rooms available for use. The Davis Room is located on the same level as the library and seats about 40 people.
Downstairs, the Sumner Room seats about 100 people. Both rooms are available for use during and after library hours. Conditions for booking the room as well as fees are defined in the Meeting Room Policy.
Copies are available at 25 cents per page.
Color copies costs $.50 per page.
To send a fax, please bring your document(s) as well as the recipient’s number. We provide cover letters if needed. There is a charge to send and receive faxes at the library.
Library staff is available to notarize documents. Please bring identification with you and do not sign the document before you come to the library. There is a charge of $2 each place we notarize.
Federal and state income tax forms are made available to library patrons free of charge or in reproducible form. Between the first of the year and April 15, the library has the most widely used Federal forms and instructions and Georgia 500 and 500EZ forms and instructions available. Additional forms may be downloaded from the IRS website for 25¢ per page.
To assist students taking distance education courses, Worth County Library will provide free test proctoring service as a courtesy to our patrons. Library staff will proctor written and/or online exams. Exam proctoring is subject to the availability of authorized staff and will be only be provided if the conditions set by the examining institution can be met without undue disruption to the library’s normal functions. Procedures for test proctoring are outlined in the Proctoring Service.
Worth County citizens can register to vote in federal, state and local elections at the Library during library hours. In accordance with the National Voter Registration Act, voter registration is linked to library card registration. If you are seventeen and a half years old or older and register for a card, you will be offered the opportunity to register to vote. Questions about voter registration and qualifications should be directed to the Worth County Office of Voter Registration and Elections.