Starting at 6:00 pm Thursday, January 14th, computers at all Okefenokee Regional Library System branches will be unavailable due to a PINES catalog upgrade. The computers are managed by software that needs to access the PINES system patron information for logins, and won’t work until the upgrade is complete. While the PCs will not be available, patrons will be able to use Chromebooks and Chromeboxes available at each library branch for internet and web-based applications. Unfortunately, printing will not be possible. PCs will be back to normal operation on Tuesday, January 19th (keeping in mind that Martin Luther King Jr. Day is celebrated on Monday, January 18th and all branches will be closed).
The PINES upgrade will affect all systems that use the PINES catalog and server, including ebook checkout and in-person checkout. Patrons will not be able to renew library cards, pay fines or take out more than five items during this period.
What’s new with PINES?
Checkout and holds history! You will now have the option to record and browse your checkout and holds history. Checkout history will be off by default, but you can turn it on and track what you’ve read and watched over the past year.
Messages will now appear in your account regarding account activity and communication from staff.
Account renewal reminders will now be sent to the patron email thirty days before account is due to expire. This will allow patrons time to visit a library branch and renew without losing service.
As a reminder, patrons can also now pay account fines online with a credit card through their account. Log in at gapines.org with your library card number and PIN.
We hope you enjoy these new features! For more information, visit the PINES website.