Placing holds, using digital resources, and more!

Are you disappointed that Manchester Public Library is temporarily closed,

and you still need to get your book and movie fix?

This guide can help you get started!

Renovation Update:

The Manchester Public Library will be reopening on Monday, October 31, for normal business hours, which can be found at

A reopening and fundraising event will be held on Saturday, November 5, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Returning library materials

Library materials can be returned to the book drop in front of the Manchester Public Library. It will be checked every weekday.

Materials returned after the book drop is checked on Friday morning and over the weekend will be backdated to Friday when checked in. For example, if you return books on Saturday, Sept. 10, they will be collected on Monday, Sept. 12. When we check the books into the system, we will set the check-in date to Friday, Sept. 9.

Please keep in mind that your account will not reflect the return until we check them in on Monday morning.

Materials can also be returned to other PINES locations. 

Placing and receiving holds

The PINES app is on iOS and Android
Google Play
App Store

Holds can be placed through the online catalog at Login using your library card number and password. Don’t know your password? Contact any of our libraries during business hours, and we’ll be happy to help out. If you want to reach the Manchester Public Library with questions regarding curbside pickup, holds, or anything else, call (706) 846-3851 and press “1” to leave a message; however, patrons can also contact any location for assistance with their account, holds or other library-related issues.

Materials from Manchester Public Library will not be available for holds or checkout, but patrons can request materials from other libraries in the PINES catalog and choose to pick them up at the Manchester location (by appointment).

PINES search bar

Once logged into PINES, you will see your account information, including the number of items you have checked out, how many holds you have, your fines, and more. To look for materials, type your search in the bar at the top of the page. Either change the dropdown menu to PINES, instead of Manchester Public Library, or select “All Libraries” instead of “Search” when looking for items.

PINES place hold

Once you find the item you’re looking for, select”Place Hold.” In the item information, it should let you know if any copies are available. For example, the “Halloween crafts” book by Judith Corwin currently has 16 out of 20 copies available.

PINES including contact info on holds

Once you select “Place Hold,” the system will ask for your pickup location and how you would like to be notified. If you prefer, you can change your pickup location to a branch other than Manchester Public Library. However, if you want to pick up your hold at Manchester Public Library, please remember that the staff will contact you when your hold is available to schedule an appointment. Make sure your phone number is listed and correct on your account, and do not visit the library until you have spoken with a staff member.

Curbside pickup will be available at Manchester Public Library on Mondays-Thursdays at 10-11 a.m., 2-3 p.m., and 5-6 p.m., by appointment only. This service will begin Wednesday, August 31. 

Looking for a connection

Do you need access to a computer or the Internet? Want to checkout a Chromebook? You have a couple of options.

If you just need the Internet and have your own device, WiFi is available 24/7 at all Pine Mountain Regional Library locations, including Manchester Public Library. Feel free to park outside and use it anytime! 

If you need a computer, need to plug in your device, or want to checkout a Chromebook, you’ll need to visit another library location. All of our libraries and their open hours are available at

I want it now:

Digital services

Too impatient to wait for a library to open or for our curbside hours? Don’t worry…we understand! Sometimes you just need a book right away. Visit our Digital Resources page for information about Libby, eRead Kids, and GALILEO.

Libby has access to eBooks, eAudiobooks, graphic novels and magazines.

eRead Kids has access to eBooks and eAudios for kids.

GALILEO provides access to databases, which includes scholarly and informative journals, books, videos, and more. It has resources for all ages!