The Georgia Public Library Service is launching an e-card for all PINES public libraries, which represent 300 locations including branch libraries, bookmobiles, special collections, and more covering 146 counties. The e-card provides immediate access to all digital resources offered at your local public library, such as eRead Kids, Mango Languages, Learning Express, and much more.
The e-card service reduces barriers to getting a library card when many libraries may be closed or not offering full services due to COVID-19. As an added incentive, you can also receive information about how to register to vote using the e-card application.
“We are so pleased to offer this service in a time when access to the information and resources in public libraries is more vital than ever. Services and programs at our libraries are so important to students, job seekers, families, and communities, and the e-card allows 24/7 access from anywhere,” said Julie Walker, State Librarian and Associate Vice Chancellor for Libraries.
Anyone in Georgia can register for a PINES e-card regardless of whether their local library is a part of the PINES network. To apply, visit georgialibraries.org/discover-pines.
Those who want to upgrade their PINES e-card to a full library PINES card to check out books and other materials can bring their e-card account number and photo ID to any PINES library. If you have any questions, please call your local library for assistance.