PLAY Library Card

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PINES Library Access for Youth (PLAY) is brought to you through a collaboration between the Thomasville City School System, Georgia Library PINES, and the Thomas County Public Library System

Thomasville City Schools (TCS) student ID numbers will now act as a library card number for your public library! The public library provides free access to books and online resources to help your child succeed in school, as well as fun resources that help develop a lifelong love of reading.

Benefits of the PLAY Card


  • Search the PINES catalog of over 11 million items for books, DVD’s audiobooks and other materials

  • Access to the Online World Book Encyclopedia and nonfiction ebooks

  • Sign up for Mango, the highest-rated language-learning app with over 70 languages to explore, for free!

  • Access practice test for the SAT, PSAT and many others

  • Check out thousands of ebooks, emagazines and audiobooks with Libby

Public Libraries:

  • Pay no late fees! (fees apply only for lost or damaged items)

  • Check out up to five items (books, DVD’s, audiobooks)

  • Request items from over 300 PINES libraries across Georgia for free delivery to your local library

  • Use library computers to complete work, play and print

  • Attend free storytelling, art classes, activities and special events

  • Film on a green screen, tinker with robotics or 3D printing and more!

How the PLAY Card Works

  1. Visit the Thomas County Public Library Digital Library Page

  2. Type “TLC” in all caps and your 5-digit Thomasville City School System student ID (lunch) number. Ex. TLC12345 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. Ex. 062010 (Born in June 2010).  The password can be changed after signing in for the first time.


This is an “opt-out” benefit. Your child’s Student ID number will act as a library card number unless you choose to opt-out of the program. To opt-out of this program, please complete this form.


The purpose of this program is to provide every student in Thomasville City Schools with a public library card provided by the Thomas County Public Library System (TCPLS). To this end, the parties agree to undertake the following:

  1. Thomasville City Schools agrees to designate TCPLS as a school official for purposes of FERPA, and to provide access to personally identifiable student information only in accordance therewith.

  2. Thomasville City Schools will provide TCPLS with the following for every student enrolled in TCS: student ID number, first, middle and last name, school email address, birth date, school, grade, address, Parent\Guardian first and last name and phone number.

  3. TCPLS will integrate TCS Student ID numbers with TCPLS/PINES Library accounts to allow every student enrolled in TCS instant access to TCPLS databases and materials.  Implementation will include training for students and staff on TCPLS's educational resources.

  4. At all times during the use or maintenance of the student information provided for in this agreement, TCPLS agrees that is subject to the direction and control of the Thomasville City Schools with regard to the handling of the above-described student information.

  5. Upon the specific, written request of any parent, guardian or eligible student, TCPLS agrees to permanently destroy any student information for said student obtained under this agreement.  This provision shall be inapplicable to any separately or independently created TCPLS records associated with the student.   

If a parent disagrees with any of the above, they may choose to opt-out their child from access. Please click the Opt-Out link above.