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The PINES Library Card Access for Youth (PLAY) program gives students free access to public library materials and online resources to help them succeed in school. The public library provides free access to books and online resources to help your child succeed in school, as well as fun resources that help develop a lifelong love of reading. Your public library is available all year long, including during the summer months. Those who read, succeed.

Watch a quick informational video

Benefits online at
  • Search the PINES library catalog of over 11 million items for books, DVD’s, audiobooks and other materials at over 300 libraries across Georgia

  • Place items on hold for free delivery to your local library

  • Check out free downloadable ebooks and audiobooks for all ages

  • Access the Online World Book Encyclopedia and nonfiction ebooks

  • Sign up for Mango…an interactive, fun way to learn another language

  • Access practice tests for the SAT, PSAT, and many others

Benefits in-person at the library:
  • Ask our expert staff for book recommendations

  • Check out up to five items (books, DVD’s, audiobooks, etc.)

  • Pay no late fees! Fees apply only for lost or damaged items.

  • Attend free storytimes, classes, activities and special events

How do I use it?

Visit PRLIB.ORG to begin. Follow the links to the eLibrary resource of your choice. Anytime you are asked for your library card number you will use your student ID number and date of birth as follows:

Your CARD NUMBER or USERNAME is the letters BCS (must be in all capital letters) plus your student ID number.

Ex: If your student ID was 12345, your card number would be BCS12345.

B C S __ __ __ __ __

5-digit student ID

Your PIN or PASSWORD is your two digit birth month and four digit birth year with no spaces.

Ex: If your birthday was June 1, 2012, your PIN would be 062012.

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birth month

birth year

Got Questions? 

Click HERE to see our Frequently Asked Questions. Still can't find the answer you need? Email us at

Don't want your student to participate? 

You may choose to opt-out of the program. For Barrow County, click HERE to visit the Barrow County PLAY card opt-out page

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