Student PLAY gives Chatham County and Effingham County public school students free access to public library resources and services.
3-letter school district (SAV or EFF) and student/lunch number.
All capital letters, no spaces.
6-digit student birth month and year (MMYYYY), no spaces.
Use an email and password of your choice.
When asked for a library card, use your PLAY account.
You can check out up to 5 items at one time including books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, and museum passes. Borrow books from any Live Oak Public Libraries location and request books from PINES partner libraries across the state.
There are no overdue fines. Users will not be able to check out additional materials until items are returned.
The account is free and library resources and services are free.
Students are always welcome at the library with or without a library card. There are after-school activities, special events, and seasonal reading programs that are free and open to all. The library also offers free and open access to library computers, internet, and quiet places to study. Students are also able to check out passes to parks and museums around the state.
The PLAY program partners with the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System and Effingham County Schools. LOPL is working to include Liberty County School System in the future.
Students can visit any Live Oak Public Libraries location or any of the 300 PINES partner libraries across the state.
The PLAY account allows students to borrow 5 items at a time and have full access to online resources.
If you want your child to borrow more items, you can apply for a free Live Oak Public Libraries library card at any time. Visit your local library and bring your photo ID.
You can continue using the existing library card. Your PLAY account is separate and does not accrue fines.
Students maintain the same PLAY account until they move outside of the school system or graduate.
When a student graduates, their PLAY account will remain active for one year.
During that time, they may visit the library in person to apply for a regular library card.
Interested schools will need to establish an MoU with the Live Oak Public Libraries in order to participate.
Please contact us via the online contact form.
A student can apply online for a library account for digital access only. Or visit your local library in person to apply for a library card. If under the age of 18, a parent/guardian's contact information and consent are required.
Learn more and apply at liveoakpl.org/librarycards.
Parents/caregivers will have the ability to see what is checked out on the account of a minor.
Yes, per Official Code of Georgia § 21-12-30(a) Confidential Nature of Certain Library Records.
You may choose to opt-out of the program by notifying the main office at your child’s school.
PINES (Public Information Network for Electronic Services) is the statewide network of public library systems serving 300 public libraries across the state of Georgia. PINES gives you access to more than 11 million books and materials plus online resources.
With your PLAY account, you can borrow items from PINES partner libraries and have them delivered to your library for free. You can also check out and return items in person at any partner library throughout the state.