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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Introducing the PINES ecard!

The ecard provides access to all digital resources offered at your local library, such as GALILEO, eRead Kids, Mango Languages, and much more.

This important service reduces barriers to getting a library card at a time when many libraries may be closed or not offering full services due to COVID-19. As an added incentive, you can also register to vote using the ecard application!

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Temporary eCards

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

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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.

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Find FREE WiFi at a public library near you

Free WIFI is 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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Library resources 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 You can use it to access articles, eBooks, historical documents and photos, and much more.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.

► You can also research your family tree using Heritage Quest

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For Students

►Keep kids 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.

►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 an educational guide for the animals they’re protecting.

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eRead Kids

  • Now is the perfect time to get started with eRead Kids! Your library card gives you free access to more than 15,000 electronic and audio books for children from pre-k through fourth grade. You just need your library card number and PIN.
Get started with eRead Kids

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GLASS (Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services)

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

► GLASS staff are 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

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Archival Services and Digital Initiatives

Archival Services and Digital Initiatives, 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!

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.

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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.

Many organizations are providing free programs digitally.

See details about all partnership programs

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