FAQs – MCCSS PLAY Card

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FAQs – MCCSS PLAY Card

MCCSS PLAY CARD
Check out books and more! Your student number works just like a Morgan County Library PINES library card.

How do I get started?

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How to log into the PINES Catalog with a MCCSS PLAY Card:

PLAY account: 3-letter school district (XXX) followed by student number
PLAY password: 6-digit student birth month and year (MMYYYY)

Your school district prefix: MCC

Example:

Account: MCC1234567 (MCC is the district in all caps -1234567 is the student number. No spaces.) Password: 062006 (06 is birth month of June. 2006 is birth year. No spaces.)
NOTE: Students have the option to change their password.

How do students access Morgan County Library e-Resources with a MCCSS PLAY Card?

Online resources are available anytime from home, school, or the library.
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How to Login to e-Resources: Some e-resources require a free account with an email and username/password of your choice.
When prompted for a library card number, use your school district prefix and student number.
Example: MCC1234567 (MCC is the district in all caps. 1234567 is the student number. No spaces.)

Other e-resources require the GALILEO password for access.
Go to https://www.galileo.usg.edu. Start typing in your PLAY account school district prefix, and it will automatically yield the password. Use the password when prompted on the GALILEO site.
(NOTE: The GALILEO password changes a few times a year.) You may also contact Morgan County Library for assistance if you are unable to retrieve the GALILEO password successfully.

How do students check out physical materials?
You may check out up to five (5) physical items at one time from the Morgan County Library including books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, and family passes. You may also request books from PINES partner libraries across the state through the PINES lending-borrowing network.

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  • Loan periods: Items can be checked out for fourteen (14) days, with up to two (2) renewals.
  • Renewals: Renewals can be made in person or online. Items already on hold for another patron cannot be renewed.
  • Holds: Holds may be placed on books at the Morgan County Library. Holds may not be placed on new books owned by other library systems until after 6 months.
  • Returns: Materials may be returned to the Morgan County Library, any Azalea Regional Library System member library, or participating PINES library location.

There are no overdue fines associated with the PLAY card. However, students will not be able to check out additional materials until items are returned.

See above for How to Login to PINES with a MCCSS PLAY account.

Is there a cost for a Morgan County Library PLAY account?
The PLAY account and access to library resources and services are free.

What about overdue fines and fees?
There are no overdue fines, but users are responsible for fees on lost or damaged items.

What library resources are available?
Use your PLAY account at the library or online!

Click here for your PLAY account login and password.

Explore the Virtual Library
Access online resources anytime from anywhere including eBooks, eAudio, GALILEO research databases, videos, and more.

Find homework help
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Search the PINES Catalog
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orrow books and materials from the library including audiobooks, CDs, and DVDs.

Visit the Morgan County Library
Use library computers and wireless internet.

What are the benefits of the PLAY program?

  • There are no overdue fines. Fees apply only for lost or damaged materials.
  • Students can access online resources from home, school, or the library.
  • Students can check out materials from a collection of 11 million items through the PINES.
  • The PLAY program reduces the barriers to getting a library card by providing direct access to library services.

What else can students do at the library?
Students are always welcome at the library with or without a library card. There are after-school activities, special events, and seasonal reading programs that are free and open to all. The library also offers free and open access to library computers, internet, and quiet places to study. Students are also able to check out passes to parks and museums around the state.

Please note: Due to public health concerns, libraries are open with limited services and safety practices. Currently, virtual programs are being held in lieu of in-person programs.

What schools are included?
The PLAY program partners with the Morgan County Charter School System.

Are students limited to only using libraries in their county?
Students can visit any Azalea Regional Library System member library or any of the 300 participating PINES partner libraries across the state.

What if I want my child to have full access to the library collections?
The PLAY account allows students to borrow five (5) items at a time and have full access to online resources. If you want your child to borrow more items, you can apply for a free Morgan County Library PINES card at any time. Visit the library with your photo ID.

What if a student already has a library card?
You can continue using the existing library card. Your PLAY account is separate and does not accrue fines.

What happens when a student changes schools?
Students maintain the same PLAY account until they move outside of the school system or graduate.

What happens when a student graduates?
When a student graduates, their PLAY account will remain active for one year.
During that time, they may visit the library in person to apply for a regular PINES library card.

How can other schools get involved?
Interested schools will need to establish an MOU with Azalea Regional Library System and the member library/libraries that serves their county in order to participate. Please contact AZRLS Regional Headquarters at: (706) 342-4974 for more information.

What about homeschool students?
A student can apply online for a library account for digital access only. Or visit your local library in person to apply for a library card. If under the age of 18, a parent/guardian’s contact information and consent are required. Learn more and apply at http://www.azalealibraries.org/pines-catalog-account/.

Will parents/caregivers have access to see what their child has checked out?
Parents/caregivers will have the ability to see what is checked out on the account of a minor.

Is student information shared with the library confidential?
Yes, per Official Code of Georgia § 21-12-30(a) Confidential Nature of Certain Library Records.

What if I do not want my child to participate?
You may choose to opt-out of the program by notifying the main office at MCCSS.

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