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Your free Georgia public library card is the key to discovering and learning at your library, online and at great places around the state. With your library card, you can learn new job skills, go to story time with your kids, research your next school project; learn a language; get free admission to great places across Georgia; and much more.

TYPES OF LIBRARY CARDS AND HOW TO APPLY

The easiest way to get a library card is to simply visit your local library and apply!

Available to any Georgia resident, a PINES card gives you access to over 11 million library materials across more than 300 public libraries. PINES patrons may use their cards to check out and request materials, access their library accounts and search for information.

Learn more about PINES, and apply for a card at your library.

Several library systems are not part of the PINES network. Visit your local library or check the links below to apply for a card in the following non-PINES library systems: Atlanta-Fulton, Bartow, Chattahoochee Valley, Cobb, Coweta, Dekalb, Forsyth, Gwinnett and Sequoyah.

PINES card PINES library cards are available to all Georgians and provide access to resources all over the state.

One card, many benefits.

  • Learn new job and computer skills
  • Help your kids do better in school
  • Explore your family tree
  • Check out passes for free admission to State Parks, the Carlos Museum, Go Fish Center, Center for Puppetry Arts and more
  • Access books, e-books, movies and music

Do More with your Library Card

Through our partnerships with several organizations, patrons can use their library card to enjoy state parks, sports, museums, and more.

image of Atlanta Gladiators logo Atlanta Gladiators Hat Trick for Reading Challenge
For students in grades K-12. Read three books between June 1 and September 22 and get a free ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket to an Atlanta Gladiators hockey game!

This partnership covers nineteen Metro Atlanta-area library systems in 42 (of Georgia's 159) counties.

Link for more info: Hat Trick for Reading Challenge
image of Atlanta Hawks logo Atlanta Hawks Check It Out Reading Challenge
For students in grades K-12. Read at least five books between now and August 28, receive a Check It Out Reading Challenge bookmark, and get a free youth ticket with the purchase of at least 1 adult ticket to a 2017-18 Atlanta Hawks regular season game!

Link for more info: Check It Out Reading Challenge
image of Georgia State Parks logo Georgia State Park Historic Site Family ParkPass
Use your public library card and check out a "ParkPass," which exempts you from paying the daily $5 parking fee at state parks. The Historic Sites Family Pass exempts up to 4 visitors from admission fees to state historic sites operated by GeorgiA State Parks & Historic Sites.

Link for more info: Georgia State Park Historic Site Family ParkPass
image of museum visitors looking at pottery Michael C. Carlos Museum Family Pass
Individuals and families with a valid Georgia library card can now check out a Family Pass to the Carlos Museum at Emory University for six people!

Link for more info: Carlos Museum Family Pass
image of Center of Puppetry Arts logo Georgia Public Libraries' "Passport to Puppetry"
Citizens with valid library cards can check out the Center's "Passport to Puppetry" at any participating public library in all 159 Georgia counties. This pass is valid for up to 4 Museum admissions!

Link for more info: Passport to Puppetry
image of Georgia Public Library Service logo Summer Reading Programs
Participate a summer reading program at your local library. It's a great way to keep your child (and yourself) mentally active during the summer break... and it's free!

Find your local public library: Public Library Directory
Zoo Atlanta Pass
With your library card, Georgia residents can check out the Zoo Atlanta Library Pass for free admission for a family of four.

Link for more info: Zoo Atlanta Pass