Macon County is served by four branches of the Middle Georgia Regional Library, one in each community in the county.
The Middle Georgia Regional Library system was created on May 1, 1949 under an act approved by the General Assembly in 1935 that authorized cooperative agreements between political subdivisions and existing municipal libraries. At its largest, the regional system contained seven counties. Baldwin County withdrew from the region in 2001.
The order in which counties joined the system is as follows: Bibb (1949-present), Twiggs (1949-present), Macon (1949-present), Jones (1951-present), Wilkinson (1954-present), Baldwin (1958-2001) and Crawford (1964-present).
Services Offered At All Middle Georgia Regional Library Branches
- Free library cards
- Free checkout of books, audiobooks, and DVDs
- PINES public access catalog
- Free e-books
- Free Internet access (black and white printouts are 20 cents per page)
- Computers for word processing
- Free wireless Internet access
- Black and white photocopiers (copies are 20 cents per page)
- Free passes to Georgia State Parks and Historical Sites, Zoo Atlanta, Go Fish!, and the Center for Puppetry Arts
- Free Ancestry.com access through GALILEO (free access not available outside the Library)
- Interlibrary loan for books and articles not owned by Middle Georgia Regional Library. Submit a request here.
- Free foreign language learning program by Mango Languages
- Newspapers and magazines
- Digital and print versions
- Consumer product information
- GALILEO (Georgia Library Learning Online) is the award-winning virtual library of licensed, commercial databases and selected free Internet resources available to the citizens of Georgia.