Library Services & Programs

Book Clubs

Contact your local branch library to find out when their Book Club meets.

Borrowing Materials

A wide variety of materials including books, large print books, recorded books and video recordings (VHS & DVD) may be borrowed from your library for a two-week period.  All you need is a valid library card from any Georgia PINES library in the State of Georgia.  You must have your library card with you in order to borrow materials from the library.  Read about obtaining a library card here.

Code of Conduct

Each location of the Flint River Regional Library System has a Code of Conduct and policies regarding proper and improper behavior in the library.  Please be aware of these policies and the effect of your actions have on those around you in the library.

Computer & Internet Usage

All locations of the Flint River Regional Library System have computers with Internet access available for public use.  These computers also have Microsoft Office and a variety of other software programs installed that will allow you to accomplish a variety of tasks.  Anyone with a valid library card from any PINES library in the State of Georgia may use library computers. PINES policy states you must have your library card with you in order to use a library computer.

The Griffin-Spalding County Library also has a 3D printer available for public use.  See the details here.

Interlibrary Loan

For items not available through PINES, limited borrowing from libraries outside of the PINES system may be attempted.  For each item requested, there is a nonrefundable fee of $3.00, plus any fees charged by the lending library.  The request must be placed at the branch where the item is to be picked up or used.  There is a single two-week checkout period and the patron assumes full responsibility for any loss, damage, or failure to return interlibrary loan items.  In-library use is required for some items.

Intralibrary Loan

For items not available within your local library, patrons may place online requests for materials owned by other PINES libraries throughout Georgia.  Holds for audiovisual items are limited to those owned within the Flint River Regional Library System.

Library Cards

All residents of the State of Georgia are eligible for a PINES library Card.  Click on the link above for more information.

Library Card Registration Form (English)        Registración para Tarjeta de Biblioteca (Spanish)

Lost Library Cards

Lost library cards may be replaced for a fee of $2.00.  Any fees or overdue fines will also need to be addressed at the time the replacement card is requested.  You may download and print a library card application here or obtain one from the circulation desk.

Meeting Room & Conference Room for Public Use

Check with your local library to see what spaces they have available for reservation by the public.

The Griffin-Spalding County Library has a large meeting room and a small conference room which can be reserved by contacting the library at (770) 412-4770.

Review policies for use of the meeting room here:  Meeting Room Policies.

Review policies for use of the Computer Lab Conference room here:  Computer Lab Conference Room Policies and Procedures

Notary Public Services

Check with your local branch library to find out if Notary Public Services are available.

The Griffin-Spalding County Library has one staff member who is also commissioned as a notary public.  She is available to perform notarial acts during her regular working hours which are Monday through Thursday from  9:00 am – 1:00 pm.  It is a good idea to call the library at 770-412-4770 for confirmation before your visit.

Public Services

Among many other things, the Public Services Department is responsible for providing reference and reader’s advisory services, children’s and adult programming, circulation assistance, and the selection and acquisition of new library materials.

Storytimes

The Children’s Department of your local library offers a variety of story times and programs for children of all ages throughout the year.

See the current calendar for the Griffin-Spalding County Library by clicking here.

Technical Services

Among the many unsung functions of the Technical Services Department is the receiving and processing of new library materials, the identification and cataloging of library materials, and, in short, making sure that library materials can be readily identified, found, and used by library patrons and staff.

Test Proctoring

Test proctoring is available at the Griffin-Spalding County Library Monday through Friday, by appointment only.  Appointments must be made at least 48 hours in advance.  The fee is $25.00 per exam.  The proctor will administer exams, but cannot be present with the student at all times.  If answer sheets or other materials must be returned to the educational institution, the student must pay for postage or faxing.

Testing may begin as early as 30 minutes after the library opens, and must be completed at least 30 minutes before the library closes.  If you are unable to arrive within 15 minutes of your appointment time, your appointment will be cancelled.  We will be happy to re-schedule you for a future date.

  •  By appointment only, made at least 48 hours in advance
  •  $25.00 fee per exam.
  •  For more information, or to schedule an appointment, contact Evans Millican at 770-412-4770 or evans@frrls.net.

Voter Registration

Any resident of Georgia may register to vote at any public library in the State of Georgia.

Georgians can now register to vote online!

Register to Vote Georgia

Wireless Network Access Info

Many locations of the Flint River Regional Library System now offer free onsite Wi-Fi access for library patrons.  Please read about Wi-Fi access use and terms:  Wireless Network Access Info.