News & Announcements

Mango Languages Courses Now Available


All PINES patrons (and staff!) now have access to online language classes in 70 languages! Spanish, English, French, German, Mandarin, Gaelic, Haitian Creole, Arabic, Latin, and many more! You can search for "mango languages" in the PINES online catalog to get started.

NoveList Links to PINES


We are pleased to announce that when you use the NoveList reader advisory databases in GALILEO, the search results now include links to the PINES catalog! The NoveList databases are available to library staff as well as to members of the public to find read-alikes to favorite books, book reviews, books at specific Lexile reading levels, and more. When you find a book you are interested in within NoveList, simply click on the PINES link and it will open up a new browser tab with a PINES search result for that title.


Planned System Downtime Tuesday Night


The PINES System Administration staff will be taking the PINES system offline for routine system maintenance tomorrow night, Tuesday, June 23 at 9:00 PM. We anticipate the system do be offline for window of 2 hours. All services will be unavailable during the maintenance window.

Courier Expansion Project


Notice to library directors and other ILL/circulation lists and communications channels:

The pilot project to expand courier services between University System of Georgia (USG) libraries and Georgia's 400+ public libraries has concluded successfully, and the statewide GO LIVE date for the service will be July 6.

PINES Annual Survey Results


The results of the 2015 PINES Annual Survey have been posted at:

Thank you to all of the library users who took the time to participate!

PINES Annual Membership Meeting


The (draft) Agenda and supporting documents for the upcoming combined PINES Annual Membership Meeting / PINES Executive Committee Meeting are now posted at:

Holds on Multi-Part Items


Beginning in April, PINES will begin implementing the multi-part functionality for print monographs in the catalog. Once the records have been updated by the catalogers, patrons and staff will be able to place holds on specific volumes or issues of a title that has multiple parts on a single record. This will include monographs in serial form (such as Southern Living's Annual Recipes) and monographs with multiple parts (such as encyclopedias).

PINES Upgrade Complete


The PINES upgrade was successful and all PINES services are now online. Please contact us if you encounter any problems.

PINES Downtime January 15-20


Reminder: All PINES services will be unavailable due to a hardware and software upgrade from 6pm on Thursday, January 15 through 6am on Tuesday, January 20.