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Digital Library

For your best Digital Library experience, login to your PINES account first!

Don't be alarmed if the link you clicked on takes you to your PINES sign-in page. Many of our digital resources live on GALILEO (Georgia's Virtual Library) and require residents to prove they have a public library card before being granted access. Once logged into PINES,  any digital resource link you click on will take you directly your site.  GALILEO authentication will last 8 hours before you must login to your PINES account again. 
Digital Resources
Libby: eBooks, audiobooks & magazines through Georgia Download Destination

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Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your phone or tablet using the Libby app by OverDrive. You can even send and read your borrowed ebooks to your Kindle ereader (U.S. only)! It’s free and easy to get started for new users and a streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users. Learn more. All you need is your library card number!

If you are reading on an older device or a Fire tablet,  or require the use of a screen reader, you can enjoy our digital collection using the classic OverDrive app.

Getting Started & FAQs

eRead Kids: eBooks and audiobooks for kids

This free collection of ebooks and audiobooks is for kids in Pre-K to fourth grade. The collection is a mix of over 20,000 fiction and non-fiction titles that can be downloaded onto computers, tablets, and smartphones.

The login page will ask you for your library card number, and your Pin. The pin is your PINES password. (Having trouble remembering your PINES password? Try the last four digits of the daytime phone number you gave us when you signed up for your library card. If that doesn’t work, call any of our branch libraries with your library card number in hand, and we can reset it over the phone. Students with a PLAY card, use your two-digit birth month and four-digit birth year)

Download the Axis 360 app, or use the web browser on your smart device.

BARD: Braille and audio reading downloads

BARD: Braille and Audio Reading Download

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Downloadable Books and Magazines.

GALILEO: a database of databases

Access over 100 databases indexing thousand of periodicals and scholarly journals. Other resources include encyclopedias, business directories and government publications.

PINES Catalog: Your public library account
Check your due dates, renew your books and place holds. Create customized booklists so you’ll never forget what you’ve read again. You must have your library card number and PINES password.

LearningExpress Library: Test prep resources
Learning-Express-Library-400x171LearningExpress Library is an easy-to-use e-learning platform featuring online tutorials, practice tests and e-books to help you achieve your educational and professional goals. In addition to helping you improve your skills in reading, writing, math and basic science, LearningExpress Library offers tools and resources to help you search for jobs, build workplace skills and prepare for career certification exams. You’ll also find college and grad school admissions test prep, GED® test prep and much more.

  • Adult Core Skills
    Build your math, reading, writing, grammar and public speaking skills. You’ll also find resources in English and Spanish to help you prepare for the U.S. citizenship exam.
  • Basic Computer Skills
    Learn the basics of using a computer, navigating the internet, and using popular Microsoft Office software programs such as Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Career Preparation
    Explore potential careers (including military service), build workplace skills, and prepare for the ACT® WorkKeys®Assessments, the ASVAB test, the TOEIC® test and career licensure exams.
  • College Admissions Test Preparation
    Get help with writing college admissions essays and prepare for important tests such as the AP®, ACT®, SAT® and more.
  • College Students
    Brush up on your reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, math and science skills. Prepare for ACCUPLACER® and ASSET® college placement tests, CLEP® and DSST® exams, and graduate school admissions exams such as the GMAT®, GRE®, LSAT®, MCAT® and PCAT®.
  • High School Equivalency Center
    Open the door to better opportunities with LearningExpress Library‘s High School Equivalency Center. You’ll find resources to help you build your reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary and math skills as well as prepare for the GED®, HiSET® and TASC® tests.
  • Grade 4-8 Educator Resources
    Elementary and middle school teachers: Supplement classroom instruction with curriculum-aligned materials in math, reading, writing and social studies.
  • High School Students
    Find resources to help you build classroom and homework skills in math, English language arts, social studies, science and technology.
  • Recursos para Hispanohablantes
    Herramientas de aprendizaje, carrera y ciudadanía en español. Este centro ofrece a los adultos que están muy ocupados los recursos para mejorar sus habilidades básicas, ganar sus credenciales de GED® o ser ciudadano estadounidense.
  • Resources for Spanish-Speakers (English Translation)
    This center provides learning tools as well as career and citizenship resources to help busy adults improve their basic skills, earn a GED® or become a U.S. citizen.
Explora: Online encyclopedia

Explora provides a safe, trustworthy environment for students and library users to look up articles and facts for research papers, class projects or homework. A far better alternative to websites and search engines, Explora provides easy-to-use features and age-appropriate content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books. Explora offers the following:

  • High-quality, school-appropriate content licensed from reputable publishers recognized by library professionals
  • Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results, including magazine and journal articles, primary source documents, newspaper articles and Associated Press videos
  • Easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic
  • Topic Overviews that provide students with a starting point for research
  • Text-to-speech for HTML articles to assist struggling readers, auditory learners and those developing English-language proficiency
  • Full-text translation in more than 30 languages for HTML articles
  • Reading level indicators (Lexile Measures) to simplify discovery of texts that match students’ reading abilities
  • COPPA compliance, meaning EBSCO does not ask users for personal information
  • Google integration, allowing educators to quickly share content to Google Classroom and students to save articles to Google Drive
  • Citation tool to help students format references/works cited; option to export citations to NoodleTools, EasyBib and other bibliographic management platforms
Entrepreneurial Mindset Course
Learn how to identify, evaluate and transform your business ideas into a sustianable success with this 10-hour self-paced course.

This course is unique.

Instead of focusing on traditional business planning the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program distills the collective wisdom and insight from hundreds of everyday entrepreneurs into 8 core concepts that anyone can embrace. Each lesson contains video case studies featuring a variety of real-world “unlikely” entrepreneurs who have overcome challenges by embracing the core concepts of an entrepreneurial mindset.

The result is a revolutionary new learning experience that reveals the underlying logic and the methods that will empower you to think (and act) like an entrepreneur.

In this course you will learn how to:

  • Recognize opportunities that others overlook. Drawing from best practices in design thinking, you will learn how to discover opportunities that are hiding in plain sight.
  • Master the art of bootstrapping. You will learn how cash-strapped entrepreneurs manage to identify, evaluate, and transform their ideas into a sustainable success.
  • Develop a success network that will enable you to avoid costly mistakes, reduce the learning curve, and accelerate your growth,
  • Identify and overcome the self-imposed limitations that may be holding you back.
  • Tap into a mindset that will inspire and empower you to create a path toward a more meaningful and prosperous life regardless of where you start.
NoveList Plus: Find your next favorite read
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Have you ever finished a great book and wanted to find more just like it? Or wanted to help your child find just the right book to read?

The NoveList Plus database connects readers to their next book by making recommendations for what to read next. One of the most popular elements is read-alikes. This feature suggests titles that are ‘just like’ other titles. If you’ve just finished a great book, log into NoveList Plus and find great read-alikes. There are also read-alikes for authors and series.

Consider NoveList Plus your one-stop guide to great reading. It contains lists of recommended reads and award-winning books. It covers both fiction and nonfiction titles for all ages from the youngest readers to adults. It also has extra content like reviews (both professional reviews and reader reviews), book discussion guides, curriculum guides, and other book-oriented articles. Book groups and teachers find these resources especially helpful.

Mango Languages
Turn the entertainment experience into a learning experience with Mango Premiere™, the first and only language-learning resource to teach through film. Click below to get started!
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ABCmouse: From Age of Learning, Inc., the award-winning ABCmouse curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-7+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. ABCmouse is 100% educational, with 5,000+ learning activities across all major subject areas—reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music. Best of all, kids love it!
Register to Vote in Georgia
Voter registration forms are available at all our library branch locations. Or you can register to vote online here.

EBSCO eBooks
From picture books to graphic novels, fantasy to family fun, this collection contains thousands of fiction and nonfiction e-book titles including familiar children’s stories and informative texts, books on business, history, adult fiction, computers, travel, health, cooking and more.  With e-books you never have to worry about ripped pages or carrying heavy books, and you can easily access them on a phone, tablet or laptop.

These titles are available for simultaneous download, which means instantaneous access. No holds, no waiting. Just books.

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Gale LegalForms
Gale LegalForms helps users understand common legal procedures through access to authentic, professional legal documents. Useful for filing patents and trademarks, developing leases, creating bills of sale, delegating power of attorney, and more, these forms are ideal for supporting legal tasks that business owners need to manage. The forms in Gale LegalForms are drafted by attorneys, and many are specific to the state of Georgia.

Digital Library of Georgia: Newspapers, local history & more
The Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) connects users to more than 745,000 digital objects in more than 1100 collections from over 160 libraries, archives, state agencies, historical societies, museums, theological organizations, and cultural heritage institutions. Developed by incorporating input from end users, librarians, and other stakeholders, this site is designed to provide simple navigation and quick access to these resources for all audiences.

Visitors can find materials from a wide range of topics and time periods including: relations between the early government and the Native peoples, the arts, public education, the World Wars, civil rights, economics, and politics from revolutions through present. These resources provide insight into the state’s diverse populations and geography.

Primary resources include government documents, books, newspapers, photographs, historical manuscripts, audio, video and more.

This site also home to Georgia Historic Newspapers, which includes keyword searchable access to the Dade County Sentinel and Walker County Messenger.
Ancestry Library Edition: Can only be used in the library
Ancestry Library Edition delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more from countries all over the world. It’s resources cover the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada, Europe, Australia and other areas of the world.

ProQuest Ancestry Library Edition includes:

  • U.S. collections – hundreds of millions of names from sources such as the federal census; birth, death, and marriage records including the Social Security Death Index; and U.S. border crossing and trans-ocean ship records.
  • Military collections – more than 150 million records from the colonial to the Vietnam era, including World War I and II draft cards, POW records, and casualty records.
  • Multimedia collections – millions of files ranging from family and gravestone photos to postcards and newsreels.
This resource can only be used inside the library. Check-out one of our computer stations, or use your personal device on our library wi-fi to gain access.

Library Resources Available 24/7

Digital Books and Resources available at the touch of your fingertips

You don't have to wait to come into the library to start reading books and accessing information. Register for your library card now to access all our amazing digital resources.  Make sure to check out our Digital Services Page for the full listing of our digital resources to include free legal forms, SAT/ACT test prep, Language acquisition and more...

eBooks, audiobooks & magazines; on your computer or smart device

Over 20,000 titles for children grade K-4th in ebook & audiobook format