While libraries are closed, you can still use digital resources available at your library.
Whether you’re working on a school assignment, doing research, or simply want to gain a new skill, your library has easy-to-use resources available. Just sign in from your desktop, laptop or mobile device.
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At some public libraries in Georgia, you can apply for a temporary digital library card that allows you to use online materials. Contact your local library to see what options are available.
Libraries offering temporary eCards
There are many free digital and online library resources that are available through Georgia Public Library Service; explore the list below and be sure to contact your library for additional, local resources such as music streaming and ebook access and virtual programming like live storytimes on Facebook.
Find FREE WiFi at a public library near you
Libraries are closed, but WIFI is still available from the parking lots of many Georgia public libraries.
When visiting these libraries, please stay in your vehicle and observe guidelines to keep a distance of at least 6 feet away from your fellow Georgians. Also, follow local governments’ rules and directions restricting travel and outdoor activities.
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WiFi Available – No Password
No WiFi Available
Library Card Required
Password Posted at Entrance
Virtual Library Programs
Many libraries are offering virtual programs that can be enjoyed from the comfort of home.
Contact your local library for the most up-to-date program schedules.
|Library System||Virtual Programs Available||Description||Link/URL|
|Athens Regional Library System||Yes||Storytime, crafts, book displays, we are adding to this often||https://www.youtube.com/user/acclibrary, https://www.facebook.com/AthensClarkeLibrary, https://www.facebook.com/athenschildrens, FC Libraries - Royston, https://www.facebook.com/WintervilleLibrary, https://www.facebook.com/OCLCS, https://www.facebook.com/madisoncolibrary, https://www.facebook.com/LavoniaLib, https://www.facebook.com/OglethorpeCountyLibrary, https://www.facebook.com/pinewoodslibrary|
|Augusta-Richmond County Public Library||Yes||storytime, Downloading RBDigital|
|Azalea Regional Library System||Yes||Story times, craft and hobby how-to videos posted to social media||https://www.facebook.com/Walnut-Grove-Public-Library; https://www.facebook.com/WHStantonMemorialLibrary;
https://www.facebook.com/uncleremus.org (Jasper County Library's Facebook page)
|Bartow County Library System||Yes||Book readings||facebook.com/BartowLibraryGA|
|Bartram Trail Regional Library||No|
|Chattahoochee Valley Libraries||No|
|Chattooga||Yes||Preschool story time||Facebook Chattooga County Library|
|Chestatee Regional Library||No|
|Clayton County Library System||Yes||Book clubs, story time, instructional classes, trivia, Netflix Party,||facebook.com/claytongalib and instagram.com/claytongalib www.claytonpl.org|
|Coastal Plain Regional Library System||Yes||Tuesday Tales- Recorded Storytime|
Daily Doodle-Each day we will post a drawing prompt. All you need to do is draw, take a picture, and post it in our comments!
|Cobb County Public Library Systne||Yes||Daily Story Times, Digital Book Club||facebook.com/cobbcountylibrary|
|DeKalb County Public Library||Yes||Storytime and crafts||https://dekalblibrary.org/online-events|
|Dougherty County Public Library||Yes||Book Club was held on March 21st at 3pm.||https://www.facebook.com/doco.lib/?ref=page_internal|
|Elbert County Public Library||Yes||Just reading a book and demonstrating how to make homemade Play-doh so far.||https://www.facebook.com/Elbert-County-Public-Library-206479542751256/|
|Forsyth County Public Library||Yes||We have been providing online storytimes for two weeks now. On Monday, we'll share additional programs for children, families, and teens: Baby and Me storytimes, Family Quest Challenges - weekly activities the whole family can enjoy, Book Nook online book club for kids, Plot Twisters teen online book club. In addition to these offerings for youth, we'll begin Mind Readers online adult book club, and Yoga Shorts - short videos on simple ways to relieve stress and be mindful (provided by a staff member who is a certified yoga instructor). Additional adult programs will be added in the days to come.||https://www.facebook.com/forsythpl/; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oy_6-PqvhRw&t=54s|
|Fulton County Library System||Yes||We are providing streaming story time each morning at 11:00 for one hour.||www.facebook.com/fulcolibrary|
|Greater Clarks Hill||No|
|Gwinnett County Public Library||Yes||storytimes||https://www.facebook.com/GwinnettLibrary/ https://www.youtube.com/GwinnettLibrary|
|Hart County Library System||No||NA||NA|
|Hall County Library System||Yes||Book talks and storytime live are happening as of today. We are hoping to have a book chat using Hoopla (unlimited simultaneous checkouts) starting soon.||https://www.facebook.com/Hall-County-Library-System-161054514594/|
|Henry county Library System||Yes||Working on virtual storytimes||https://www.facebook.com/HenryLibrary/|
|Houston County Public Library||No|
|Lake Blackshear Regional Library||Yes||Online storytime|
|Lee County Library||Yes||Storytime, crafts, adult educational programming||facebook.com/leesburglibrarygeorgia|
|Live Oak Public Libraries||Yes||Facebook Live Story Times, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 AM||https://www.facebook.com/events/231348358248911/|
|Marshes of Glynn Libraries||Yes||storytime, yoga, and book reviews|
|Middle Georgia Regional Library||Yes||Storytime, book clubs, and tabletop gaming. We provide our teen gaming via twitch. We are now also providing Facebook Live walk thrus of library resources. Our storytime schedule is as follows:|
Monday: 7:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:30 am
Wednesday: 10:30 am and 4:00 pm
Thursday: 10:30 am
Saturday: 10:30 am
|Mountain Regional Library System||Yes||Virtual storytimes|
|Northeast Georgia Regional Library System||Yes||virtual story time; providing access to online resources||https://www.facebook.com/Clarkesville.Library/; https://www.facebook.com/cornelialibrary/; https://www.facebook.com/toccoastephenscountypubliclibrary/; https://www.facebook.com/rabuncountylibrary/; https://www.facebook.com/WhiteCountyPublicLibraryHelen/; https://www.facebook.com/White-County-Public-Library-Cleveland-232768133414677/|
|Northwest Georgia Regional -- NGRL||Yes||- We are providing the following:|
- A read-aloud story book @ 11:00am T-F on Facebook Live
- Teen writing prompts throughout the week on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
- DIY Videos for adults, including art and how to sew a button (no schedule; not sure if there is a plan for more at this time)
- Read-aloud YA/Teen story video recording (read by staff member who is the author w/ permission from publisher) - no set day/time
- A read-aloud adult story video recording of public-domain classics - will be daily, starting tomorrow -- Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
|Ocmulgee Regional Library System||No|
|Oconee Regional Library||Yes||Recorded story times. (Other programming and YouTube channel is in the works.)||https://www.facebook.com/laurenscountylibrary/|
|Okefenokee Regional Library System||Yes||Storytimes, Adult book and services reviews||https://www.facebook.com/Appling-County-Public-Library-672023412882921/, https://www.facebook.com/Alma-Bacon-County-Public-Library-140431215994130/, https://www.facebook.com/clinchlibrary/, https://www.facebook.com/piercecountylibrary/, https://www.facebook.com/waycrosslibrary/, https://www.facebook.com/okefenokeelibrary/|
|Ohoopee Regional Library System||Yes||Storytime daily, STEAM programming with household objects. Kids crafts with items in the home and trivia questions each day||https://m.facebook.com/ReidsvilleReadsBooks/about/?ref=page_internal&mt_nav=0
|Piedmont Regional Library System||Yes||Live storytimes on Facebook, links to other current online resources like museum tours and such||All 10 of our libraries have Facebook pages, and so does regional office.|
|Pine Mountain Regional Library System||No|
|Roddenbery Memorial Library||Yes||storytimes, stem experiments, crafts||facebook.com\roddenbery-memorial-library-146120037869\|
|Sara Hightower Regional Library System||Yes||Storytime||FB page Rome-Floyd County Library|
|Satilla Regional Library||No|
|Screven-Jenkins Regional Library||No|
|Sequoyah Regional Library System||Yes||Facebook Live and/or pre-recorded events, story times, short story club, game nights, |
Q & A sessions, interactive events, interactive videos, and more.
|South Georgia Regional Library||No|
|Southwest Georgia Regional Library||Yes||Our book club will meet via Zoom||https://www.facebook.com/SouthwestGaLibrary/|
|Statesboro Regional Public Libraries||Yes||recorded story reading; live stream baby time; live stream story time||https://www.facebook.com/statesborolibrary/?ref=bookmarks|
|Three Rivers Regional Library||Yes||Rachael Atterbury from Camden County Public Library is providing story-time several times a week on facebook. Erica Rainey, Librarian/Programmer at regional office, is providing story-times at least once a week. She is including using her dog and horse in the videos. All our libraries are providing instructions on using digital resources on facebook and our website. Jessica Anderson, Librarian/Digital Services at the regional office, is working with BiblioBoard to create a place for people to write stories and share with others. ||https://www.facebook.com/Camden-County-Public-Library; https://www.facebook.com/3Rivers.Regional/|
|Troup-Harris||Yes||Writer's group and teen programking via google hangout||N/A|
|Twin Lakes Library System||Yes||Storytimes, book club hangouts, yoga||https://www.facebook.com/twinlakeslibrarysystem/|
|Worth County Library System||No|
For All Ages
► 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 through April 30!
► You can also research your family tree using Heritage Quest.
►While your kids are out of school, you can keep them reading with eRead Kids, our digital collection of 15,000+ ebooks and audiobooks for kids.
►Georgia Historic Newspapers gives you free access to over 1.5 million newspaper pages – perfect for your next homeschool social studies, journalism, or vocabulary lesson.
►Check out the grade-level, GSE-aligned primary source sets available from the Digital Library of Georgia.
►Explore unique local history resources from the comfort of your home. Visit Georgia HomePLACE for a complete list of digitized, historical public library resources.
►Did you know that Georgia has Sanborn maps available online dating back to 1881? Look up nearby streets, buildings, or landmarks and see how they’ve changed!
►Georgia students and educators can access an online library of free educational resources from GPB Education, PBS LearningMedia, and Discovery Education, including videos, activities, and associated lesson plans for teachers, that align with Georgia standards
►Entertain and educate your kids through the Georgia Aquarium’s live aquatic webcams.
►The Georgia Farm Bureau is hosting virtual activities on their Facebook page.
►Zoo Atlanta has an educational guide for the animals they’re protecting.
- Now is the perfect time to get started with eRead Kids! Your library card gives you free access to 15,000 electronic and audio books for children from pre-k through fourth grade. You just need your library card number and PIN
All public libraries in Georgia offer FREE access to Entrepreneurial Mindset Training, an online, self-paced course focused on the attitudes and thinking that lead to entrepreneurial success. Discover your business potential with online, self-paced entrepreneurial mindset training. Learn how to identify, evaluate and transform your business ideas into a sustainable success with entrepreneurial mindset training.
GLASS (Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services)
► While GLASS Atlanta is closed, patrons can still access digital braille and audio books through BARD and BARD Mobile
► GLASS staff will be answering our phones to assist customers with GLASS resources including digital talking books, BARD, BARD Mobile, Bookshare and more!
► Visit the GLASS website or call 800-248-6701
► Beginning April 13, GLASS can lend a limited number of book cartridges to patrons who are unable to use BARD or BARD Mobile. These cartridges will be the traditional cartridges with one book per cartridge. The books will be mailed out from Utah and will be returned to Utah. Remember to keep the mailing card on the case to use to return the cartridge to Utah when you have finished. To request a book from Utah, you must call GLASS at 800-248-6701.
Georgia HomePLACE, in partnership with the Digital Library of Georgia, provides access to thousands of historical digital resources.
Here are some ideas for using these resources:
► Are you a social studies educator charged with distance learning? Check out the grade-level primary source sets available from the Digital Library of Georgia. They’re GSE-aligned and best of all: they’re free!
► Looking for homeschooling resources? Georgia Historic Newspapers gives you free access to over 1.5 million newspaper pages–perfect for your next social studies, journalism, or vocabulary lesson!
► Need activities for your curious kids? Use the Georgia Historic Newspapers portal to see what was going on in your region 100 years ago. Write down five interesting facts you learned!
► What events were making news in Georgia on the day you were born? Use the advanced search feature in the Georgia Historic Newspapers portal to look up your DOB. Can’t find the exact date? Expand your search nationally using Chronicling America.
► Every year, Georgia’s public libraries support the addition of tens of thousands of digitized newspaper pages to the Georgia Historic Newspapers portal. Just one more way public libraries support history in the making.
► Did you know that Georgia has Sanborn maps available online dating back to 1881? Look up nearby streets, buildings, or landmarks and see how they’ve changed! Use the key do identify color-coded building materials, railroad tracks, and more.
Local and Statewide Attractions
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.
While buildings are closed in response to COVID-19, many organizations are providing free programs digitally.
- Our partner Center for Puppetry Arts is hosting FREE Digital Learning experiences including workshops, puppet shows and museum tours!
- Get some outdoor time with your family while learning to fish: Our partner the Go Fish Education Center is open for their regular hours Friday through Sunday. Families can also check out Into the Outdoors, a free streaming video education platform on conservation of wildlife, ecosystems, agriculture, and environment.
- Entertain and educate your kids through the Georgia Aquarium’s live aquatic webcams.
- The Georgia Farm Bureau is hosting virtual activities on their Facebook page at
- Teach your kids about agriculture in Georgia through the Georgia Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom.
- The Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University has educational online components to their exhibits like Georgia Journeys: Legacies of World War II.
- Our friends at the Michael C. Carlos Museum have Digital Projects for all to enjoy, especially check out Greece Odyssey Online.
- Visit the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame List of Inductees to find out who from your hometown is a Georgia sports hero.
- Zoo Atlanta has a wonderful educational guide for the animals they’re protecting at