Library Cards & Rules
Library cards are free to all residents of Georgia. If you attend school, own property, or are employed in Georgia, you are eligible for a free PINES card, valid at over 275 participating libraries in Georgia. Out-of-state library cards may be issued for a $25 annual fee or $12.50 for six months. Bring a government-issued photo ID and something bearing your name & current address (mail, lease, check stub, etc.) to the library. If you have already had a PINES card, replacements are $2.00.
Parents or guardians of children under the age of 18 must accompany their child when applying for a card. The parent must sign their child’s card and present proper identification.
You can also can fill out the library card form online .
Patron Conduct & Responsiblities
Thomas County Public Library System’s (TCPLS) mission is to provide open access to information, recreational and educational purposes. TCPLS is committed to provide its users an atmosphere and environment free from unnecessary distractions and conducive to the most efficient use of library facilities. The Library Board of Trustees has established Rules of Patron Conduct and Responsibilities so that library users and staff have a clean, pleasant, and safe environment. We need your cooperation to reach this goal.
The following are prohibited at all Thomas County Public Libraries:
- Engaging in any activity that would violate local, state, or federal criminal law, ordinance, or regulation
- Activities or behavior that may result in damage/theft of library property
- Animals, except for guide and service dogs
- Loud or disruptive noises or behavior
- Use of tobacco products, alcohol, or illegal drugs
- Food or drinks
- Rudeness, sexual misconduct, obscenities, or harassment
- Sleeping or bathing
- Not wearing shirt or shoes
- Posting/distributing unauthorized materials
- Entering unauthorized areas or being in the library during closed hours
- Leaving a child under 12 years of age unattended by an adult 18 years of age or over
Library personnel may ask persons who are exhibiting inappropriate behavior to modify their behavior. Noncompliance with the Library’s Patron Conduct and Responsibilities may result in an individual being required to leave the library premises or in arrest and prosecution for criminal trespass pursuant to the Official Code of Georgia 16-7-21.