GPLS  Collection

A Business Library for the Business of Libraries

Collection Overview

Georgia Public Library Service provides supports the learning of library professionals and staff throughout the state by providing access to an extensive collection of library science material.


The GPLS Collection is a business library for the business of librarians and library staff in the state of Georgia.

The collection addresses the needs of the library practitioner and focuses on resources relevant to operating all aspects of a library – from library staff and leadership to facilities to technology to collection management to the range of library services.

Access to the GPLS Collection

All Georgia library staff, trustees, and  library-school students may check out items from the GPLS Collection


Search the GPLS Collection in PINES

Library Science Database

“Library Science Database” from ProQuest is here for Georgia Library Staff. You have full-text access to publications relevant to libraries. This is a valuable resource for library practitioners who want to enhance their skills, continue their own professional development, and conduct library-related research. Coverage: 1970 – current

Access is easy through your library’s GALILEO. Here is the Express Link:

Thank you to Georgia Public Library Service for bringing this wealth of library information to our community of users.

OCLC Worldshare (Interlibrary Loan)

As a participant in OCLC Worldshare, Interlibrary Loan is extended to requesters nationwide.

GPLS Collection Development Manual

Link to GPLS Collection Development Manual (PDF)

Suggestions for the GPLS Collection

Let us know what you would like to have added to the GPLS Collection! All submissions will be reviewed, though we cannot guarantee that the items(s) will be added to the GPLS Collection.

Search the Professional Collection

The State Library is a PINES Participating Library.