The PINES Library Access for Youth (PLAY) Card is brought to you through a collaboration between the Richmond County School System (RCSS), Georgia Library PINES (Public Information Network for Electronic Services), and the Augusta Richmond County Public Library System (ARCPLS).  RCSS students will receive a free digital library card that offers access to public library materials and online resources to support their educational success.

    RCSS student ID numbers will now act as library card numbers for the ARCPLS! The public library provides free access to books and online resources, as well as other fun resources that help develop a lifelong love of reading.

    What Are the Benefits of Having a Free PLAY Card?

    • Year-round and after-school access to books and eBooks.
    • No late fines are assessed. Fees are only assessed for lost, long overdue (more than 90 days), or damaged items.
    • Access to over 11 million books and other materials from ARCPLS and over 300 Georgia PINES libraries.
    • Check out free downloadable ebooks, audiobooks, and more with eRead Kids and Libby.
    • Access to more digital resources is provided by your local library, such as language learning through Mango Languages and practice tests for the SAT/ACT and ASVAB.


    How the PLAY Card Works

    1. Visit the ARCPLS PINES Digital Library Website and log in to set up and use your PINES PLAY digital library card. 

    2. To log in type “RCSS” in all CAPS and your RCSS 3000 student ID number. Example: RCSS300123456 as your library card number to log in to any of the online databases.

    3. Your initial password is the student’s birth month and year. Example: 062010 (Born in June 2010).  The password can be changed after signing in for the first time.

    4. Set up your account preferences.  You may change your password, establish notification preferences, and set up an email that you check regularly.

    Opt- Out

    If you prefer your student not to have a PLAY Card, you may opt out of this program by accessing and completing the online opt-out form.

    Please opt-out using one of the following options:


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