News & Announcements

Patron Self-Registration / Online Application Form


After the PINES server hardware upgrade is complete, on September 2, 2014, the PINES staff will enable the patron self-registration functionality in the PINES catalog. This will allow new patrons to fill out their library application form online. To complete the registration process, the patrons will need to come into a PINES library to show proof of ID so that the library staff can complete the form and issue the library card.

Watch the Staff Tutorial Now


New Instructional Documentation


The PINES team has been busy at work adding and updating the instructional materials for library staff in the Documentation section of this site.

Some of the new and recently updated pages include:

GALILEO E-Resource Recommendations



When you search the PINES catalog and pull up a book's description, you will now see selected online resources from GALILEO as additional recommended resources!

Burke County Libraries Moving from East Central Georgia to Greater Clarks Hills


On July 1, 2014, the three libraries in Burke County will switch from East Central Georgia Regional Library System to Greater Clarks Hills Regional Library System:

130 Highway 24 South
Waynesboro, GA 30830
Phone: 706-554-3277
PINES shortname changing from ECGR-BURKE to GCHR-BURKE
STAT courier code changing from 555/444 to 555/555

East Central Georgia Regional Library Name Change


On July 1, 2014, East Central Georgia Regional Library System will change their name to Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System.


Their PINES shortname will change from ECGR to ARCPLS.

Updated courier lists are available at:

PINES Training Opportunities in Athens


Registration is now open for two classes in Athens:

  • "Introduction to Cataloging Concepts for Non-Catalogers" on August 13
    (Please note that this was originally August 6 but has been rescheduled to August 13.)
  • "Original Cataloging Training with RDA" on August 27-28


See the class schedule

PINES Training Opportunities


Registration is now open for the PINES Mini-Conference in Augusta in July and for cataloging training in Leesburg in June:

See the class schedule

Book Recommendations and More Now in PINES!


The PINES catalog now displays additional content from NoveList such as book recommendations, Goodreads reader reviews, awards, and more! This short video highlights some of the new things you will see - check it out and then go to and look up some of your favorite books to see what it recommends for you!



AT&T Internet Outages


AT&T's Atlanta Internet hub that services many of Georgia's libraries is out of service and their techs are currently working to restore access. GPLS's IT team is on the phone with AT&T and will inform us if they receive any time estimate of how long it will take to restore service.

Update, 4:30 pm:

AT&T has resolved their Internet service problems and the affected libraries should be able to access the Internet now.

May Meeting Agendas Posted


The agendas for the 2014 PINES Annual Membership Meeting and the PINES Executive Committee Meeting have been posted.

Additional handouts will be posted as they become available.