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The Statesboro Regional Library System participates in PINES, a statewide circulation system. Your library card, which must be presented each time you borrow materials, may be used at 105 Georgia libraries. Initial cards are FREE, and are available to all residents of Georgia. Patrons of non-participating Georgia public libraries may receive a card from any PINES library. Persons who attend school, own property or are employed in Georgia are also eligible for a free card. Current I.D. must be shown at the time of registration. Property owners who do not reside in the state may be required to show proof of ownership. Proof of school attendance or employment within the state may also be required. All others wishing to obtain a PINES library card will be charged a $25 annual fee. There is no minimum age for a child to receive a PINES card.

A parent or legal guardian may register a child [1999.05]. Parent or legal guardian must show proper ID to register a child. A parent or legal guardian must sign the application for all children under 18. Signing a child’s PINES card application denotes acceptance of responsibility for all fines, lost or damaged materials. The cost of replacement cards is $2.00.

Patrons under the age of 18, must have the co-signature of a parent or guardian. Responsibility for lost items, damages, fines and the selection of materials for minors is assumed by the parents or guardians.

Limits

There is a maximum of 50 items per cardholder. In consideration of others we ask that you limit the number of items on one subject to five (5). If the library does not have that many items on a particular subject we may ask that you limit you selection to less than five items. We also ask that you do not check out every book written by a single author.
  • Books on Tape – no age limit for check out. Limit of five items per borrower. No reserves taken.
  • DVDs – Limit of fifteen (15) dvds per card. DVDs that are broken into two parts due to length count as one title (i.e.: Anne of Avonlea). Multi-episode series (i.e.: Roots) count as individual DVDs. No reserves taken.
Teachers can arrange to place books on temporary reserve for student use at the Library by calling the Youth Services Librarian at 764-1344.