Most of the library's online resources can be accessed outside of the library. For at-home access to these resources, the library's current GALILEO password or a library card number is required.
To request the current GALILEO password, please call, email, or visit the library. Be sure to have your library card on hand.
FEATURED Resources and Tutorials
E-books & e-magazines
Download thousands of titles in audiobook or e-book format directly to your home computer, smartphone, ebook reader, MP3 player or other mobile devices. To check out books, you will need your library card number and the password/PIN associated with your PINES account.
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Checkout full-color digital magazines for audiences of all ages from your personal computer or mobile device. Spanish language titles are also available. Library card required to check out magazines.
galileo- Georgia's Virtual Library
Gateway to over 200 databases. Find full-text articles, citations, and abstracts from thousands of magazines, newspapers, and journals. GALILEO also includes reference works, business directories, government publications, and literary resources. GALILEO password required for access outside of the library.
Online tutoring service for students and job seekers. Real-time tutoring is available every day from 2-10PM. Essays and resumes can be uploaded 24/7 for proofreading. Library card required for access.
A language-learning resource that offers access to 60 foreign language courses and 17 English courses taught in the user's native language. GALILEO password required for access outside the library.
Salem Online provides digital access to reference materials, covering literature, history, and health. It also includes city, business, and country information.
- Magill’s Literary Annual from 1977 to the current year, reviewing significant fiction and nonfiction titles published each year.
- A selection of Salem's Critical Insights books
- A selection of Salem's award-winning Working Americans series
- Consumer health encyclopedias
- Searchable Directories provided by Greyhouse:
- Nations of the World 2017
- America's Top Rated Cities, 2016
- America's Top-Rated Smaller Cities
Online access to several visual and performance arts reference eBooks. Library card number required for access outside of the library.
An interactive online learning platform with practice tests, tutorials, and eBooks
For Students: From elementary school through college, students will find tutorials and practice tests to improve their reading, writing, math and grammar skills. High school students will appreciate practice tests and electronic test preparation books for AP exams, PSAT, SAT, ACT, CLEP, and many other college preparation exams. College students will appreciate the tutorials in personal finance, public speaking and GRE exam preparation.
For Job Seekers: Find practice tests for the GED, ASVAB, Firefighter, Police Officer, Paramedic, EMT Basic, U.S. Citizenship, Postal Worker, Cosmetology, Real Estate Exams and many more professional exams. The Job Search &Workplace Skills Learning Center offers lessons in business writing, job searching, resume writing, and interviewing, along with TOEIC practice exams.
GALILEO password required for access outside of the library.
Full-text access to over 350 reference books that cover multiple subjects and disciplines. Access authoritative reference sources either individually by title or by keyword across the entire collection. GALILEO password required for access outside of the library.
The gateway to over 200 databases. Find full-text articles, citations, and abstracts from thousands of magazines, newspapers, and journals. GALILEO also includes reference works, business directories, government publications, and literary resources. GALILEO password required for access outside of the library.
BookFLIX is a Reading and Learning Program for Ages 4-9, available at home and at the Laurens County Library! Library card number required for access outside of the library.
Family and Local History Resources
Findmypast specializes in British records, but also includes worldwide resources such as the U.S. Census and U.S. military records from the Revolutionary War up to World War II, immigration and naturalization records, and PERiodical Source Index (PERSI). This database contains the largest collection of Irish records and parish records anywhere online. Only accessible within the library.
A collection of genealogical and historical sources, including census, Revolutionary War, and Freedman's Bank records, along with local and family histories and finding aids. GALILEO password required for access outside of the library.
Access over 4000 genealogical and statistical databases, including the US Federal Census, the Social Security Death Index, marriage records, and more. Only accessible within the library.
A searchable online database of newspapers for the Dublin-Laurens County area. Dates range from 1901 to 2008. (Some issues are missing). Only accessible within the library.
Full-text access to 97 eBooks published by the Clearfield Company, a leading publisher of genealogical materials, with a focus on how-to materials and Native American genealogy. GALILEO password required for access outside of the library.