Located on the first floor of the Nancy Guinn Memorial Library, the Adult Services Department offers a vast collection of resources ranging from traditional print to e-Books and online databases. Adult Services also provides spaces to relax with a book or magazine, conduct research, or engage in individual and group study.
COMPUTERS, DATABASES & PRINTING
Patrons who hold a valid PINES library card and are 18 years and older may use the Adult Services reference and law library computers to access our many GALILEO databases, such as Mango Languages, Reference USA, Learning Express, Ancestry Library edition, and WestLaw Next. Patrons may also access the majority of these databases using their own device and connecting to our free WiFi. Guest passes are available to out-of-state visitors.
The Adult Services Department also has a printing and copying station available for use. The cost of printing documents is $0.15 per page (black and white only). We do not have a color printer in the library.
Patrons may search our collection using the PINES Catalog or ask for assistance at the Adult Services desk. For our circulation policy, instructions on how to place a book on hold, or registering for a PINES library card, please refer to the Circulation page (located under the Departments tab). Patrons may also obtain books through our Interlibrary Loan service.
Fiction: The fiction section is located to the left of the main entrance and houses thousands of adult fiction titles. New fiction books, which include best sellers, large print, graphic novels, and paperbacks, are ordered regularly in an effort to keep our collection current.
Reference: The reference section is located near the circulation desk between Adult Fiction and the Adult Services desk. Reference materials are provided to assist patrons with their informational and research needs and are for in-library use only (not available for check out).
Non-Fiction: The non-fiction section is located on the main floor (to the left of the circulation desk) and houses a large variety of non-fiction titles. Genres include technology, philosophy and psychology, religion, social sciences, languages, natural sciences, applied sciences, arts and recreation, literature, history, geography and biographies.
E-Books: We offer an extensive collection of e-Books available through Axis360, and by simply downloading one app and using your valid PINES card, you’ll have instant access to hundreds of titles including new releases and best sellers, graphic novels, biographies, science fiction, young adult and children’s literature, crafting, cooking, business and economics, technology, and many more. Axis360 is available for download on your PC and many handheld devices. For assistance with downloading the Axis360 app, contact Adult Services at #770-388-5040 ext 118, or click here or instructions.
Audio Books: Audio books are an excellent alternative for those who frequently travel or are visually impaired and we offer a wide selection in both fiction and non-fiction.
Magazines and Newspapers: Adult Services provides patrons with access to popular magazines, available in print form or in an online format through Flipster, which is accessible from a computer or handheld device. For assistance with accessing Flipster, contact Adult Services at #770-388-5040 ext 118, or click here for instructions. Print magazines are located in the non-fiction section and newspapers are located in the adult fiction section. For a full listing of our print magazines, digital magazines, and newspapers, click here.
Movies: Our movie collection, located near the library’s main entrance and adjacent to our music CD collection, offers thousands of titles that feature works in a variety of genres, including documentaries, Westerns, foreign and silent films, and TV and science fiction series.
Music CDs: The library’s ever-expanding music collection (located near the main entrance) boasts hundreds of CDs in 18 different music genres, including country, alternative, sacred, R&B, local (Georgia) music, comedy, poetry, NPR, and other spoken word albums, in a mix of new releases and popular classics. The music area also features a selection of music-related books and live performance DVDs and biopics.
Special Collections: The Law Library and Genealogy (Georgia) Room house our law resources and genealogy collection. Located in this space are maps, a microfilm reader, over two thousand rolls of microfilm, historical documents and census records, law books, and computers with access to WestLaw Next. For more information about items contained within the Law Library and Genealogy Room, click here.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
The Nancy Guinn Memorial Library offers an Interlibrary Loan service, also known as ILL, that allows patrons to borrow books that are not available in our collection or other PINES libraries. For further information check out our Interlibrary Loan page.
The Adult Services Department also offers access to GLASS (Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services) resources, which include two low vision readers, a text to speech reader, and two hand-held digital magnifiers. Ask for assistance using these devices at the Adult Services desk or visit our GLASS page for more information.
OUTREACH SERVICES TO HOME BOUND, BLIND AND PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED PATRONS:
Mailbox books is a program which allows home bound patrons to borrow both large print and regular print books and have them delivered to their home by postage free mail. Patrons who qualify for this free service may select specific titles or have the librarian select titles for them, using reading preferences that the patron indicates on the application. The Conyers-Rockdale Library System contracts with Dekalb County Public Library System to provide this service.
Talking Books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped is a free service that offers audio books on digital cartridge and special playback equipment that are sent to a person’s home. Patrons can request certain titles or have titles selected for them. Patrons must qualify for this service by filling out an application and having a certifying authority sign it, such as a licensed physician, social worker, etc.
A new service called BARD (Braille and Audio Reading download) Mobile App provides books, music and Braille materials that are available through Apple’s itunes store, and accessed with a patron’s personal device such as an iphone, ipad or ipod touch. BARD Mobile App provides a wider selection of material than the cartridges because it contains all content formerly available only on tape. There are nearly 50,000 books, magazines and music scores in audio and Braille formats. New selections are added daily. This is a free service for qualifying patrons.
The Adult Services Department offers a variety of programs for adults 18 years and older, as well as collaborative family programs for all ages. Please view our events calendar and download our winter programming brochure for current offerings. All programs, events, and classes are free and open to the public!
Adult Services Department Contact:
Phone: 770-388-5040 ext. 104