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Getting Your Library Card

Resident Cards

Library cards are free to all residents of Georgia. Persons who attend school, own property, or are employed full-time in Georgia are eligible for a free PINES card. Non-Georgia residents must show proof of Georgia property ownership, employment, or enrollment. 

There is no minimum age for a child to receive a PINES card. A parent or legal guardian may register a child. The parent or legal guardian must show proper ID and must sign the application for all children under 18.

Applicants for a card must complete and sign an application form, available at any PINES participating library’s circulation desk or online. Signing a PINES card application denotes acceptance of responsibility for all fines and fees for lost or damaged materials. Applicants are also required to provide proper ID, which includes a current, local address.

Catoosa COunty Library Cards

Acceptable ID for receiving a PINES card (3 choices):


To obtain your library card, please come to the circulation desk and bring one of the following (3 Choices):


A. Photo ID showing current local address, OR 

B. Photo ID and one item from the approved list (see below) showing current, local address (if photo ID does not have the correct address), OR


C. TWO (2) items from the approved list showing current, local address. 

Acceptable ID includes: 

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Valid passport

  • Valid US Military ID

  • Valid matricula consular

  • Valid Georgia Weapons Carry License

Acceptable Address Verification Documents (must show applicant's name and current address):

  • Valid Georgia voter registration card

  • Recent utility bill (e.g., gas, electric, cable, internet, water/sewer, waste management)

  • Recent tax receipt or other piece of mail that shows the user’s name and present address

  • Recent pay stub

  • Current lease/rental agreement

  • County tax assessor records

  • Official base assignment documentation (for current military and family members)

PINES eCards


The ecard provides access to all digital resources offered at your local libraries, such as GALILEO, eRead Kids, Mango Languages, and much more. As an added incentive, you can also register to vote using the ecard application!

Fill out the PINES library online card application

You can come to the library and convert your digital account into an account that will let you check our physical library materials whenever you are ready. 


Send an email to if you have any questions.

Non-Resident PINES Cards


Out-of-state cards are available to persons living outside Georgia who do not meet the above criteria for a $25 annual fee, payable at the time the card is issued. A temporary card is available for a $12.50 fee and is valid for 6 months.

Card Expiration, Renewal, and Replacement 


Most PINES cards are valid for 2 years. Current identification is required to update an account. Patrons must also resolve all outstanding fines and fees in order to renew their cards.


If a PINES card has been lost or stolen you may go to the circulation desk and ask for a free replacement card. You must present your ID when getting a replacement card. 

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