What is PINES Library Access for Youth (PLAY)?


The PLAY (PINES Library Access for Youth) Card is a digital library card that offers students at partnering schools free access to public library materials and online resources to support their educational success. PINES (Public Information Network for Electronic Services) is the statewide network of public library systems serving 300 public libraries across the state of Georgia.

Students at partnering schools will use their student ID number to access their PLAY Card account just like they would use a library card. The PLAY Card is free and access to public library resources and services is free. There are no overdue fines for materials checked out through a student’s PLAY Card. Fees apply only for lost or damaged materials. If your student already has a library card, the student may use both the PLAY account and their original library card. The PLAY account will be an entirely separate account.

If your student would prefer not to have a play card, notify your school to opt out of the program.

PLAY Card Perks

Virtual Benefits

In-Library Benefits

List of Participating School Systems