Whether you’re working on a school assignment, doing research, or simply want to gain a new skill, your library has 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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Get a PINES ecard!

If you can’t get to a library for a physical card, check out the PINES ecard.

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.

This important service reduces barriers to getting a library card. You can also register to vote using the ecard application!

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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.

pines app is available for Android and iOS devices

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 audio books.

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.

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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 be sure to contact your library for additional, local resources such as music streaming and ebook access.

Makerspaces and free WiFi in public libraries

Did you know that free high-speed WIFI is available through all of Georgia’s public libraries? Use this map to find library resources such as free WIFI and makerspaces.

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.

Toggle the box on the left side of the blue/gray bar below to get started.

Start a Business, learn a new language, and more.

► The self-paced Entrepreneurial Mindset Training will help you learn how to identify, evaluate and transform your business ideas into a sustainable success.

► GALILEO is Georgia’s virtual library. You can use it 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.

Here are some resources available through GALILEO:

► Mango Languages, with over 72 foreign language courses.

► Learning Express features college prep tests, math and reading skills improvement tests for grade 4 through college, GED prep in English and Spanish, U.S. Citizenship Exam prep in English or Spanish, access to Gale Legal Forms, and much more.

► Ancestry Library Edition is freely available within GALILEO at the library.

► You can also research your family tree using Heritage Quest, with genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries as far back as the 1700s.

EBSCO Learning Express Job and Career Accelerator
Explore occupations, search jobs and internships, create a resume and cover letter, master interview techniques, and more.

Gale LegalForms
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.

ProQuest 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

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Access large print, audio, or braille library materials

Georgia Library Service (GLS) for the Blind and Print Disabled is a free braille and talking book library service for individuals who are blind or whose physical abilities require the use of books and magazines in audio, braille or other adapted formats. Could someone you know benefit from reading materials in an accessible format?

► GLS patrons can access digital braille and audio books through BARD and BARD Mobile

► GLS staff are answering phones to assist customers with GLS resources including digital talking books, BARD, BARD Mobile, Bookshare and more! 

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

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Explore local history and genealogy

GPLS Archival Services and Digital Initiatives, in partnership with the Digital Library of Georgia, provides online access to thousands of historical digital resources.

Oral histories enable people to share their stories in their own words, and public libraries from Athens to Perry to Bainbridge to Augusta have digitized interviews with community members. You can access them at dlg.usg.edu.

Every year, Georgia’s public libraries support the addition of tens of thousands of digitized newspaper pages to the Georgia Historic Newspapers portal. You can access them at gahistoricnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu.

Did you know that Clayton, Georgia, was the site of the first maternity hospital for pregnant women? The Rabun County Maternity Home opened in 1942 and accepted all patients, regardless or race or ability to pay. Check out a scrapbook kept by the hospital’s head nurse at dlg.usg.edu.

Many of Georgia’s libraries are collecting community stories–such as oral histories, written narratives, photographs, artwork, and video recordings–about their experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic. You can view a listing of the projects at georgialibraries.org/coronavirus-chronicles.

The Auburn Avenue Research Library of African American Culture and History is preserving the history of Atlanta, the civil rights movements, and Southern literature.

You can now digitize photo negatives, slides, or VHS tapes for free in Macon, Georgia, at the Washington Memorial Library’s new Memory Lab. Many of Georgia’s public libraries can provide expertise on how to preserve family heirlooms and collectibles. Contact your local library to find out how.

Read about Archival Services and Digital Initiative’s exciting projects:

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