News & Announcements

Barcodes now available in PINES Apps


We are happy to announce that with the newest upgrade of the PINES app for both iOS and Android phones, library patrons can use the new "Show Card" feature to display their account number as a scannable barcode! This allows patrons to use their phone at the circulation desk, at self-check machines, and at libraries that are set up to use barcode scanners to register for computer usage.

Planned System Downtime: Sunday, December 2 6pm-Midnight


The PINES online public catalog will be unavailable Sunday, December 2, 2018 beginning at 6pm. All services should be back online by Midnight.

PINES Executive Committee Meeting: Winter 2018


The agenda and downloadable documents for the Winter PINES Executive Committee Meeting are available at:

PINES Executive Committee Meeting 9/26


The next PINES Executive Committee Meeting will be held in Athens on September 26, 2018.

Agenda and handouts are available at:

System Maintenance Night of August 31

The PINES System Administration team will be performing system maintenance on Friday, August 31 beginning at 6:00 p.m. and ending by 12:00 a.m. The maintenance will require full system downtime (including the offline catalog), but will not affect libraries during open hours.

PINES Catalog App for iOS Devices



We are pleased to announce that the first version of a PINES Catalog app for iOS phones and devices is now available for download through the Apple Store!

PINES Annual Membership Meeting


The agenda and handouts for next week's PINES Annual Membership Meeting have been posted to:


Upcoming System Outage March 1 from 9pm-Midnight


The PINES system will be taken offline for hardware maintenance at 9pm, Thursday, March 1. We expect it to be back online by midnight.

Live Oak Public Library System Joins PINES


We are delighted to welcome the 16 branches and service locations of Live Oak Public Library System (Savannah and surrounding areas) to PINES!

Current PINES patrons throughout the state can now request books from Live Oak as well as visit Savannah's lovely libraries while traveling, and patrons that live in Chatham, Effingham, and Liberty Counties can use their new PINES cards at the hundreds of other PINES-member libraries throughout the state.

For more about Live Oak Public Libraries, see:

PINES Upgrade


The PINES system will be upgraded this weekend beginning at 6pm on Saturday, January 13. During the upgrade, all services will be unavailable including staff connectivity and the online public catalog / patron account services. All services will be restored by 6am on Tuesday, January 16.