PINES gives you access to more than 275 libraries across Georgia. To use this app, you must have a library card with a PINES member library and know your password.
PINES lets you:
* Search the catalog
* Place a hold on an item
* Renew items you have checked out
Problem? Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Development of this software has been sponsored by Georgia PINES. This app is open source! If you have the means and the interest to contribute, head on over to https://github.com/kenstir/hemlock-ios
* New feature: Place Hold with an expiration date.
* New feature: From Holds screen, you can Cancel Hold, Edit Hold, or Show Details.
Ratings and Reviews
Crashes after last update
This has mostly been really useful, but after the last update it crashes whenever I view holds or checkouts. Is there a way to undo the update?
Developer Response ,
I'm very sorry for the crashes. Please send an email to email@example.com if you are still having crashes or want to make suggestions. On MLK weekend a server update caused the app to crash, but that should have been fixed with app version 1.1.0.
Two Major Flaws
I really wish I could give a five for my review. The app is very easy to access. The format is simply and fun to read. And yet, I give a one for two MAJOR flaws. One, if you put books on hold, they may not be on hold. It may not register as a hold for the library, so you will wait forever for a book not to come. Two, the Pine libraries don’t have the equipment to read the barcode on the app. You have to give the phone to the person behind the counter, and he/she has to type it into their computer. Download and tolerate this app if you must, just know that the library system is not current with today’s technology.
Developer Response ,
Hello and I'm sorry for your trouble. Please reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get to the bottom of the hold issue. People place and pickup holds every day using the app and if you can't it's a problem. Second, I am sorry your barcode doesn't scan at your particular branch. Have you considered carrying your library card as a fallback? It works. Seriously, the administrators determined that the vast majority of patrons across the 300 PINES libraries have access to scanners that work with smartphones, so we decided to roll out the feature.
Easy to use
I have enjoyed the ease and convenience of this app. I use it often! The main thing I see missing is the ability to create a list of items that I would like to return to or check out in the future.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.