News & Announcements

PINES Upgrade: Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend

The PINES System Administration team will be performing our annual PINES software upgrade over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, beginning Saturday, January 18 at 6:00 p.m. and completed by Tuesday, January 21 at 6:00 a.m.  All services, including the online catalog, the PINES app, and some third-party electronic resources will be unavailable during this window.
Check with your local library to determine whether or not they will be open normal hours during this time period.

    After-Hours Maintenance January 7


    PINES services will be taken off line at 9pm on Tuesday, January 7th for several hours to perform database maintenance. All services will be restored by Wednesday morning.

    After-Hours Hardware Maintenance


    On Tuesday night, 12/10/2019 beginning at 9:00 pm, we will be performing hardware maintenance on th

    Planned Evergreen Documentation and List Server Maintenance

    The PINES/GPLS server administration team, along with the staff of the Georgia Board of Regents IT services will be migrating the Evergreen web server ( ) on Thursday, May 9 from beginning at 6:00 a.m. EDT.  We anticipate being finished by 9:00 a.m.  The following services will be down during this window:

    Upcoming PINES Service Outage


    PINES servers will be taken offline Wednesday, April 10 at 9pm for their move to our new server colocation facility. This will affect the online catalog, the staff client, and the iOS and Android apps. All services will be restored by start of business on Thursday morning.

    PINES Maintenance Upgrade


    PINES will be taken offline at 9pm on Wednesday, February 27 for around 3 hours to do a small software upgrade. This will affect the PINES online catalog as well as the PINES app.

    PINES Upgrade January 19-22, 2019


    All PINES online services (including the online catalog, the Android and iOS apps, and additional services that require PINES account logins) will be unavailable from January 19 at 6pm through January 22 at 6am.



    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.