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Library Cards

Your free library card gives you the ability to check out materials; access online resources; get passes to cultural centers; obtain items from other libraries and more!

Get a Library Card

To get a library card, just visit your library, fill out a registration form, and show your ID!
Or, complete the form ahead of time and bring it along with your ID to the library.

Library cards are free to all residents of Georgia. When you apply for your library card, you must present an ID that includes your current local address. Original documents are required, photocopies are not acceptable.

Signing a library card registration form indicates acceptance of responsibility for lost or damaged materials.

Identification

Acceptable ID for a library card:

  • photo ID showing current local address, OR
  • photo ID and one item from approved list (see below) showing current, local address (if photo ID does not have correct address), OR
  • TWO (2) items from this approved list showing current, local address
- a valid driver's license
- a valid voter registration card
- valid matricula consular
- checks with pre-printed addresses
- a utility bill, tax receipt or other piece of mail that shows the user's name and present address

Eligibility

Library cards are free to all residents of Georgia, including persons who attend school, own property or are employed in Georgia. Property owners who do not reside in Georgia may be required to show proof of ownership. Persons employed in Georgia or attending school in Georgia may be required to show proof of employment or enrollment.

Patrons of both PINES and non-participating Georgia public libraries may receive a library card. PINES library cards are valid for 2 years. If you are already a PINES cardholder, you may use your card at any Live Oak Public Libraries location. 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.

There is no minimum age for a child to receive a PINES card. A parent or legal guardian may register a child. To register a child, parent/guardian must show proper ID and sign the application form for children under age 18.

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