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Library Cards

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



Get a Library Account Online

Digital Access

You can apply online to receive a free library account for digital access only.

You will receive an email confirmation when your online application has been completed. You will be issued a library account number that gives you free access to electronic resources at

Stop by your local library to convert your digital account to a full access library card.



Get a Library Card in Person

To get a library card, just visit your library, fill out an application, 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.


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


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.


Institutional Library Cards

Please contact your library location for more information.


Student PLAY Program

The Student PLAY Program (PINES Library Access for Youth) give public school students instant access to public library materials and online resources to help them succeed inside and outside of the classroom. Click here to learn more.