The Library Board of Trustees meeting for May will be at the Louisville Branch on Thursday, May 9, 2024 at 5:00 pm.

Library Cards

PINES Library Cards

Library cards are free to all residents of Georgia. Persons who attend school, own property, or are employed in Georgia are eligible for a free PINES card. Most are valid for two years.

Property owners who do not reside in Georgia may be required to show proof of ownership, such as a tax bill or deed. Persons employed in Georgia or attending school in Georgia may be required to show proof of employment or enrollment.

Out-of-state cards are available to persons living outside Georgia who do not meet the above criteria for a $25 annual fee, payable at the time the card is issued.

Persons who will be in Georgia for less than 6 months, and reside outside Georgia, may be issued a temporary card for $12.50. This card is valid for 6 months.

Applicants for a new card must provide a photo ID with current address. If the ID does not show the current address, the applicant must show a photo ID and one piece of mail bearing the applicant’s current address. If the applicant does not have a photo ID, they must present a non-photo ID and two items which include a local address. Signing a PINES card application denotes acceptance of responsibility for lost or damaged materials.

There is no minimum age for a child to receive a PINES card. A parent or legal guardian may register a child after showing proper ID. A parent or guardian must sign the application for all children under 18 and accepts responsibility for lost or damaged materials on that child’s card.

A library card is required in order to check out materials.

Your library card offers a lot of privileges. 


The libraries in Jefferson County offer high speed Internet access, online resources for school, work and just for fun.  We also offer lots of books with  something for every age.  With three locations conveniently located, our staff strives to meet your information needs.  Check our new services such as Chromebook lending and e-Read Kids, an online program to encourage early readers.