What is PINES?
Georgia’s PINES network connects 300 library branches and affiliated service outlets together, allowing cardholders free access to print materials from anywhere in the state. It is available to anyone who lives, works or goes to school in Georgia.
How does it work?
Students at partnering schools will use their student ID number to access their PLAY Card account just like they would use a library card. The PLAY Card is free and access to public library resources and services is free. There are no overdue fines for materials checked out through a student’s PLAY Card. Fees apply only for lost or damaged materials. If your student already has a library card, the student may use both the PLAY account and their original library card. The PLAY account will be an entirely separate account.
What are the benefits?
The public library provides free access to books and online resources to help your child succeed in school, as well as fun resources that help develop a lifelong love of reading. Your public library is available all year long, with access to computers and laptops available for checkout, internet access, research assistance, teen leadership programs, and volunteer activities.
How can I learn more?
Click here to read Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
What If I Don’t Want to Participate?
If you would prefer your student not to have a PLAY Card, you may opt out of this program by notifying your school.