FAQ

How do I obtain a library card?

TCPLS is part of the Georgia PINES network of libraries. TCPLS will issue library cards free of charge to individuals who meet one of the following criteria:

  • reside in Georgia
  • own property in Georgia
  • attend school in Georgia
  • are employed by a business in Georgia

In order to obtain a card, visit any TCPLS location to fill out a short form and present a photo I.D. and proof of your current address.

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How do I apply for a job with TCPLS?

For current TCPLS job announcements, please check back.

Applications are available here and also at our branches. For more information, please call 225-5252.

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How do I check the library catalog to see if you have the book I need?

Evergreen is the online catalog for all PINES libraries. To search for an item in Evergreen, enter your search terms in the box provided and select the type of search (keyword, title, author, subject or series) from the drop down list. You may also choose to search for only books, music or item type by choosing an item type from the formats drop down list. Then click Go! to see which libraries have the item you’re looking for.

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How can I support the library?

You can help support the library by joining the Friends of the Library, a non-profit group that supports and represents the Library in the community.

Volunteering is another way to support the library. If you are interested in volunteering, stop by your local library and fill out a volunteer form.

And finally, one of the best ways to help support the library is to attend our events, programs and fundraisers. Check our calendar of events each month to see what we have planned.

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Do you have computers I can use?

All of the library locations have computers available for public use. To use the computers you must have a PINES library card and your account must be in good standing. Temporary passes to use the computers will be issued to people who are not residents of Georgia and are visiting the area for a short time. All of the library locations offer black and white print service from the computers at a cost of 10 cents per page, and color printouts at a cost of 50 cents per page.

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How do I reserve a meeting room?

The Thomasville Library and Boston Carnegie Library have meeting rooms available for use by the public. To reserve a room you must first read our meeting room policies and fill out a registration form. To reserve a room at Thomasville, please call 225-5252. To reserve a room at Boston, please call 498-5101.

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How do I renew a book online?

Got a book you just can't put down and need more time to enjoy? To renew a book online, simply select on the catalog on the menu bar on the top of our website. When redirected to Pines, choose "My Account" and enter your card number and pin. This will allow you access into your account and give you the ability to renew books online as well as many of the other features Pines offers our patrons. Got questions? Please feel free to call us at 229-225-5252.

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