Whether beginning kindergarten, graduating high school, starting a career, or finding a new interest in retirement, public libraries have resources to help learners of all ages succeed.
Your local public library is your key to lifelong learning.
This list is just a sampling of the many resources and services available for the entire family. Contact your local public library to learn about everything available.
In addition to learning to read, these fun read-along sessions can help children gain cognitive and social skills while making new friends. Contact your local public library to find out when the next story time is scheduled.
Our free digital library for kids offers more than 20,000 electronic and audio books for children from pre-k through fourth grade. You just need your library card number and PIN.
A makerspace is a collaborative work space for making, learning, exploring, and sharing that uses no-tech to high-tech tools.
These spaces are open to kids, adults, and entrepreneurs and have a variety of maker equipment including 3D printers, virtual reality glasses, Legos, paint sets, soldering irons, and even sewing machines.
Family Passes and Partnerships
With your free library card, you can check out passes for free or reduced-cost entry to places like Zoo Atlanta, Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites, The Center for Puppetry Arts, and more. Through partnerships with organizations across the state, Georgia’s public libraries provide families with educational and recreational opportunities to spend time together while saving money. These partnerships are popular, and some are seasonal, so check with your local library for availability.
GALILEO, Georgia’s virtual library
Use GALILEO to access articles, ebooks, historical documents and photos, and much more. Go to https://galileo.usg.edu and enter your public library system password or PINES card number.
This interactive online platform features practice tests, tutorials, and ebooks for job search and workplace skills improvement, career certification and licensing exam preparation, college and graduate school admissions exams, GED exam preparation, and basic skills improvement in reading, writing, and math for all ages. You can even practice for your Citizenship Exam.
Mango Languages includes over 72 on-demand language courses. Whether studying for class or a hobby, Mango Languages’ easy-to-follow tutorials are your key to learning a language.
Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative
Free online Entrepreneurial Mindset Training will help you turn a business idea into reality.
This self-paced program is available to all Georgia public library patrons.
EBSCO Learning Express Job and Career Accelerator
Explore occupations, search jobs and internships, create a resume and cover letter, master interview techniques, and more.
HeritageQuest Online provides genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries as far back as the 1700s.
Gale LegalForms can help you understand common legal procedures through customizable legal documents that you can easily modify to create accurate, reliable forms without stress. Forms are accessible online, mobile responsive, and downloadable.
History Reference Center
Covering both U.S. and world history topics, History Reference Center is a full-text database featuring historical reference books, magazines, journals and thousands of primary source documents.
ProQuest databases provides a single source for scholarly journals, newspapers, reports, working papers, and datasets along with millions of pages of digitized historical primary sources and more than 450,000 ebooks – all of this for free with your public library card