PINES Library Card
Library cards are free to all residents of Georgia. Persons who attend school, own property or are employed full time in Georgia are eligible for a free PINES card. Patrons of both PINES and non-participating Georgia public libraries may receive a PINES card. Users from non-participating Georgia libraries shall have the same privileges as PINES users. Most PINES cards are valid for 2 years.
Property owners who do not reside in Georgia are required to show proof of ownership, such as a tax bill or deed. Persons employed in Georgia or attending school in Georgia are required to show proof of employment or enrollment.
Out-of-state cards are available to persons living outside Georgia who do not meet the above criteria for a $25 annual fee or $12.50 for six months, payable at the time the card is issued.
There is no minimum age for a child to receive a PINES card. A parent or legal guardian may register a child. Parent or guardian must show proper ID to register a child. A parent or guardian must sign the application for all children under 18. The parent or legal guardian of a minor child is responsible for all materials checked out by the minor child. At the time of registering, the parent or legal guardian will be asked to sign a permission or denial of internet privileges for the child.
Proper identification must be presented to register.
Here's how to get your own PINES Library Card!
Visit any PINES participating Library to get a library card. (Please bring proper identification as described below.)
photo ID showing current local address, OR
photo ID and one item from approved list (see below) showing current, local address (if photo ID does not have correct address), OR
TWO (2) items from approved list (see below) showing current, local address.
Approved list of identification: valid driver's license, valid voter registration card, checks with pre-printed addresses, a utility bill, tax receipt or other piece of mail that shows the user's name and present address
Applicants for a card must complete and sign an application form, available at any PINES participating library's circulation desk. Click here to download the application form in pdf format (Note: Adobe Reader is required to view this document).
You will be asked for your card each time you check out or renew materials or ask to have items reserved for you. You will also need your PINES card and PIN to use a Public Access Computer in our libraries.
Your PINES card will be honored at any PINES library throughout Georgia as long as your account is in good standing. That's currently 285 public libraries!
Visit the PINES online catalog to search for books, videos, audio books, music, and more! For more information about PINES, or about accessing your account online, renewing materials, placing holds, or to review PINES policies, check out the PINES Help Page.
We hope you enjoy using the Mountain Regional Library System and the other Georgia PINES libraries. For more information about PINES, including statistics and member libraries, view the PINES Data Sheet.