About the Three Rivers Regional Library System

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The Three Rivers Regional Library System provides services for public libraries and their patrons in Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Long, McIntosh and Wayne counties.

The administrative offices of Three Rivers Regional Library System are located in Jesup, Wayne County, Georgia.  Camden was the first county to have a member library, in 1949.  Six other counties joined the regional library system in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, bringing library services to all of southeast Georgia.

In 2000, the regional library system was named Three Rivers Regional Library System, a tribute to the three rivers – the Altamaha, the Satilla, and the St. Marys – that tie the region together.

The member libraries are:

Brantley County Library, Nahunta, Brantley County

Camden County Public Library, Kingsland, Camden County

Charlton Public Library Inc., Folkston, Charlton County

Hog Hammock Public Library, Sapelo Island, McIntosh County

Ida Hilton Public Library, Darien, McIntosh County

Long County Public Library, Ludowici, Long County

St. Marys Public Library, St. Marys, Camden County

Wayne County Library, Jesup, Wayne County

Three Rivers member libraries boast an annual circulation of more than 430,000 items region-wide. All Three Rivers libraries are members of Georgia PINES--Public Information Network for Electronic Services. Library patrons have access to more than 9 million items at more than 275 public libraries in Georgia. PINES offers many advantages that most Georgia libraries could not provide individually, including one statewide library card and free materials loans between member libraries. To learn more about PINES, visit http://www.georgialibraries.org/public/pines.php.

Patrons of any Three Rivers library may also use GALILEO (GeorgiA LIbrary LEarning Online) either at the library or at home. GALILEO provides access to over 150 licensed, commercial databases at no charge to the user. Several databases offer full-text journal articles on a wide variety of subjects. Most databases are available for use outside the library, though a password is required. This password, which is changed quarterly, is available at any Three Rivers library.

Mission Statement

 

The mission of the Three Rivers Regional Library System is to provide constituents, through its member libraries, access to print and non-print informational, educational, and recreational resources to empower an informed citizenry and enable lifelong learning. For this reason, we shall make available a wide variety of learning tools to our patrons, including current technology.