Library resources you can use everywhere

Whether you’re working on a school assignment, doing research, or simply want to gain a new skill, your public library has free, easy-to-use online resources available that you can access from anywhere.

Just sign in from your desktop, laptop or mobile device.

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Connect with your library, computers, and Wi-Fi

Georgia has hundreds of libraries across the state, and there’s a library in every county. There are many free digital and online library resources that are available through Georgia Public Library Service.

Explore this page and contact your library for additional, local resources such as music and movie streaming, audiobook and ebook access, or devices.

Use Wi-Fi at your library

Free high-speed internet and Wi-Fi access is available through all of Georgia’s public libraries, helping you link to critical learning resources and online services. Use your personal mobile device or public access computer to complete your degree, apply for retirement benefits, and stay connected to friends and family.

Borrow a laptop or hotspot

You can also check out a laptop or mobile hotspot from many of Georgia’s public libraries so you can stay connected and get work done from home, school, or on the go.

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Get a PINES ecard

If you can’t get to a library for a physical card, check out the PINES ecard to get instant access to library resources available online. You can also register to vote using the ecard application!

The PINES ecard provides access to all digital resources offered at your local library, such as GALILEO, eRead Kids, Mango Languages (through GALILEO), and much more. Check with your local library for details on access to streaming services for movies, music, and audiobooks.

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Download the PINES Mobile App

Download the PINES app to keep track of your checked out materials, place holds on items you want, and renew items. The PINES mobile app connects you with a shared network of millions of library materials across Georgia.

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Discover a universe of resources with GALILEO

GALILEO is Georgia’s virtual library. You can use it to help with homework assignments, research projects, and link to information that isn’t available through other search engines. GALILEO offers many useful tools for lifelong learners, from language learning to job skills to genealogy resources. Find articles, ebooks, historical documents and photos, and much more. Go to galileo.usg.edu and enter your public library system password or PINES library card number and PIN.

Learn how you can get more from GALILEO at the library.

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Advance your career

Your library offers the fast track to getting hired, with free programs to help you create a resume, search jobs, and learn job skills.

Take your career to the next level

With LearningExpress Job and Career Accelerator you can explore occupations, search jobs and internships, create a resume and cover letter, master interview techniques, and more.

LearningExpress also has resources to help you develop workplace skills, prepare for professional exams, or get ready for the GED, ASVAB, or citizenship exam.

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Get business training

Do you have an idea for a product or service? Have you always wanted to start your own business? Your library can help.

Build your business

Through self-paced Entrepreneurial Mindset Training, you can learn how to identify, evaluate, and transform your business ideas into sustainable success.

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Discover local and regional history

The Digital Library of Georgia is a one-stop shop online for archival and primary sources on the history, culture, and life of Georgia, with more than one million items from around the state.

Access the Georgia Historic Newspapers collection online, and explore more than three million searchable newspaper pages from 1763 to 2023.

Libraries have millions of archival, genealogical, and primary source materials freely available online. Read on for more tips to explore history at the library.

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Explore family history

Interested in exploring your history and culture? Your library has resources that can help you get started or dive deeper into your research.

Research your roots

Did you know that with your Georgia public library card and GALILEO, you have access to genealogy research programs like Ancestry Library Edition, which you can use to explore your family’s history?

You can also search your family tree using HeritageQuest Online, with genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries dating as far back as the 1700s.

The Digital Library of Georgia provides access to dozens of genealogical collections from public libraries across Georgia, including historic photographic collections, university yearbooks, song books, student newspapers, oral histories, and more.

Find even more genealogy resources online and at your library.

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Encourage young readers

Georgia’s public libraries are a place where children and families can discover the joy of reading. Visit the Kids page to learn more about how Georgia’s public libraries empower children to become lifelong learners.

eRead Kids

eRead Kids is a digital library available through all public libraries in Georgia. Young readers have access to over 40,000 electronic and audiobooks. Explore our collection of fiction and non-fiction picture books, basic readers, graphic novels, and chapter books in English and Spanish for kids in Pre-K to fourth grade.

Check out eRead Kids at your library or anywhere with an Internet connection. All you need is your library card and library PIN.

Get started with eRead Kids

This 30-second tutorial shows you how to start using eRead Kids.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a fun and easy way to help your child develop pre-reading skills that are vital to kindergarten readiness. Reading aloud sparks creativity and imagination and is a wonderful way to bond with your child. Every time you read a book together, you’re giving them the gifts of language, vocabulary, and create a strong foundation for early literacy, which sets the stage for academic success. Read a book a day to your baby or toddler, and you’ll reach your goal in no time plus you can earn exciting prizes along the way.

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Find accessible reading materials

Georgia Library Service (GLS) for the Blind and Print Disabled is a free library service for individuals of any age who are unable to read standard print due to a visual, physical, or reading disability. GLS provides reading materials in an accessible format, offering books and magazines in braille or audio through postage-free mail or via download.

Visit the GLS website or call 1-800-248-6701

Find a book recommendation

Find new books to read, or print a list of all the books in the series you are reading, with NoveList Plus.

ProQuest gives you access to more than 450,000 ebooks plus scholarly journals, newspapers, reports, working papers, and datasets – all for free with your public library card.

Use Ebook Central to quickly find ebooks and chapters to read online. Easily search within the ebook, highlight, take notes, and bookmark pages in your online copy, stored on your bookshelf for you. Login with your public library’s GALILEO password or your library card number.

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Learn a new language

Mango Languages includes more than 70 on-demand language courses. Whether studying for class or a hobby, Mango Languages’ easy-to-follow tutorials are your key to learning a language.

Mango also offers American Sign Language (ASL) lessons.

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Prepare for a test

Study for Exams

The LearningExpress Library interactive online platform features tutorials and ebooks for job search and workplace skills improvement as well as study tools and test preparation for career certification and licensing exams.

LearningExpress Library features college prep tests for the SAT, ACT, and APs, plus you can find help with tips on writing college admissions essays.

You can also prepare for your GED or Citizenship Exam in English or Spanish through LearningExpress.

Start Your Research Journey

Access trusted research links through GALILEO using your public library’s GALILEO password or your library card number.

Conduct market research, keep up with industry trends, or get an edge on your small business landscape with Business Source Complete from EBSCO.

In search of reliable answers to your healthcare questions? Consumer Health Complete is a one-stop shop for videos, reports, medical images, and diagrams covering all areas of health and wellness.

Whether for school or personal use, Academic Search Complete is a great place to begin your research journey. If you’re looking for journal and magazine articles, ASC has reliable resources on everything from the humanities to sciences to music and technology.

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Strengthen Math or Reading Skills

Whether your child is getting ready for preschool or preparing for college, your library has tools to help them succeed.

LearningExpress Library has tutorials and study guides to help students improve in subjects like math and language arts. Students can use it to learn challenging material without families having to pay for a tutor. LearningExpress makes it easy to find tools based on a student’s grade level.

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Want to discover more?

Your local library is the place to go for lifelong learning.

Check out some additional unexpected benefits of a free library card.

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