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Library Card Policies

A patron must present a library card in good standing to borrow materials. Your library card gives you access to more than 11 million materials in the PINES Library Network.

Check Outs
Patrons can have up to 50 items out at one time.
DVDs & Blu-rays are limited to 15 out at one time.
PINES cardholders can check out materials in person at any PINES partner library across the state.

Loan Periods
Books, Audiobooks, CD's, DVDs & Blu-rays: 14 days, 2 renewals
Passes: 7 days, 1 renewal.
Zoo Atlanta DVD: 7 days, no renewal

Renewals
Two renewals are allowed on most items. Renewals can be done in person or online through PINES.
Items on hold for another user cannot be renewed.

Holds
Holds may be placed on items in collections of Live Oak Public Libraries or other PINES libraries.
Holds may not be placed on new items owned by other library systems until after 6 months.
Holds may not be placed on audio/video items unless owned by Live Oak Public Libraries.
Holds may not be placed on Passes or Zoo Atlanta DVD.

Holds Shelf
Holds are kept on the Holds Shelf for 7 business days. If a patron does not pick up the item, the item is forwarded to the library location of the next person on the holds waiting list or returned to the original owning library. A new hold can be placed on the same item when the item has moved on to the next person on the holds list or the original owning library.

Returns
Books may be returned to any PINES partner library location.
Please note: when dropping materials into a return box, they might not be checked in until the next day.

Overdue Fines and Fees
Books, Audiobooks, CDs, DVDs & Blu-rays: $ .20/day
Zoo Atlanta Passes: $ .20/day
Georgia State Park Passes: $ 3.00/day
A patron's card will be blocked from borrowing if the patron owes $10 or more in unpaid fines and/or fees.

Lost/Damaged Materials Fees
Lost/Damaged Materials Fees are applicable.

Lost Library Card
If your card is lost or stolen, report it to your local library immediately. Read more...