What is the PLAY Student Card Program?
The PINES Library Access for Youth (PLAY) card program gives students free access to fines-free public library materials and online resources to help them succeed and improve literacy skills.
Mountain Regional Library System plans to partner with Fannin, Towns & Union School Districts to incorporate student PLAY cards as a service for all the counties' students.
The PLAY program is currently available to all Pre-K through 12th grade students in Towns County Public Schools.
With a PLAY card, students will be able to:
Access your free public library account based on your student number.
Check out online resources, use computers, and borrow books - with no overdue fines.
Achieve academic success inside and outside of the classroom.
Connect to free tutoring, homework help, literacy tools, college prep, and job readiness.
PLAY Card 411
What is my login and password?
Your login is TCD + your student barcode, all caps & no spaces. Example: TCD123456
To find your student id number:
- Log in to the student portal
- Left-hand panel chose MORE
- Student Barcode
Your PIN is the 6-digit student birth month and year: (MMYYYY), no spaces. Example: 012006
When will my student receive their PLAY card?
The PLAY Card is only an account. No physical card will be given to students.
Is there a cost for a PLAY account?
The account is free and library resources and services are free.
What about overdue fines and fees?
There are no overdue fines, but users are responsible for fees on lost or damaged items.
What if I do not want my child to participate?
You may choose to opt-out of the program by filling out the Opt-Out form on this webpage.
Will parents/caregivers have access to see what their child has checked out?
Parents/caregivers will have the ability to see what is checked out on the account of a minor.
Is student information shared with the library confidential?
Yes, per Official Code of Georgia § 21-12-30(a) Confidential Nature of Certain Library Records.
Are students limited to only using libraries in their county?
No, students can visit any Mountain Regional Library System location or any of the 300 PINES partner libraries across the state.
What else can you do:
Search the PINES library catalog of over 11 million items for books, DVDs, audiobooks and other materials at over 300 libraries across Georgia
Check out free downloadable eBooks & eAudiobooks on Libby & eReadKids
Access practice tests for the SAT, ACT, and college admissions essay writing with Learning Express
Skills improvement for all grade levels in subjects like Math, Science, Social Studies and more on Learning Express
How to Find Your Student Barcode Number