News & Announcements

PINES Planned Downtime for March 11


The PINES System Administration team will be performing system maintenance on Tuesday, March 11 at 9:00 p.m. This should not take more than a few hours.


We will be applying a couple of patches to Evergreen:

1) A patch that fixes staff members' current ability to edit their own library accounts (this is disallowed in PINES policy).

2) A patch that speeds the processing of hold requests.


If you encounter any problems, please enter a Help Desk ticket.

PINES Mini-Conference for November Scheduled


We've just confirmed a PINES Mini-Conference for November 12-13 at Decatur County Library in Bainbridge, GA.  More information at:



Holds White Paper


PINES holds have proven to be challenging to administer because of the size of the consortium, the geographic area covered by it, the sheer number of items that move about the state, and the system processes that control holds. As the PINES community gained experience with the pros and cons of statewide lending, the membership developed guidelines and management solutions and directed development of software solutions to fulfill the goal of statewide lending through holds.

Two New Optional Features


The upgrade to 2.5 brought us several new features. The two that we've enabled today are the ability to use Address Alerts and the ability to link library holdings in the OPAC to the library's web page for address/contact information. These are optional features, so each library system's Director will determine whether or not to implement them and the system's Local Admin will configure them. More information and instructions at:

PINES Mini-Conferences Scheduled


We've posted the dates for several upcoming PINES training conferences for staff around different parts of the state at:

More information and sign-up forms will be posted there as they become available.


Follow us on Facebook!


PINES now has its own Facebook page, distinct from GPLS's Facebook page. Please like the page to get news about new PINES features, upgrades, and other PINES-news for libray staff and library users.

Search by Shelving Location


Have you ever wanted to narrow down your search results to a specific area within a particular library? You can now do so by using the Advanced Search screen of the PINES Catalog - when you select a specific library branch using the "Search Library" box, a new "Shelving Location" box will appear with the available shelving locations for that library branch.

PINES 2.5 Now Available


The newest version of PINES is now available! It features several improvements in the staff client interface as well as several new features for library users such as the Kids' Catalog (KPAC) and the ability to Browse by author, title, series, and subject.

GPLS Unveils PINES Kids' Catalog


Georgia Public Library Service will officially unveil its new Kids’ PINES Catalog as part of Children’s Day at the Capitol on Thursday, Jan. 23. The catalog will be used at more than 250 libraries around the state.

May 2014 PINES Meetings


The PINES Annual Membership Meeting, the Public Library Directors Meeting, and the PINES Executive Committee Meeting will be held the week of May 12th at Warner-Robins College in Macon. See the Meetings page for additional information as it becomes available.