A Message from the Director

Welcome to the Thomas County Public Library System’s website. TCPLS is a single county library system with six libraries serving the communities of Thomasville, Boston, Coolidge, Meigs, Ochlocknee and Pavo in southwest Georgia. Our mission is to provide open access to information for recreational and educational purposes and to promote lifelong learning. TCPLS is committed to providing its users an atmosphere and environment free from judgement, unnecessary distractions and conducive to a warm and inviting experience.

My role as your Library Director is to ensure that you receive quality library services from our courteous, resourceful, and helpful staff. We strive to make every encounter a pleasant and rewarding experience. Our website aims to provide all residents of our service area with useful and convenient library information, services, activities, and databases to assist you in your research and recreational needs.

PINES (Public Information Network for Electronic Services) is Georgia’s “borderless library” system that allows PINES card holders free access to books and other materials in over 280 library branches and affiliated service locations throughout the state; delivered to your home library branch. Getting a PINES library card is easy and library staff is happy to assist you with setting up a library account! Your PINES card can open up a whole new world of literature and sense of community; not only can you check out the library’s books and movies, you can also access the Internet, download an audiobook to take with you on a road trip, access the many GALILEO recreational and educational databases, and many other services offered free of charge.

I hope that you will take time to browse through our collection, make use of our public computers and take a stroll through our Genealogy Room. Take part in one of our programs that we offer at the library, be it a story time for 0-4 year olds, a teen program, a computer class or an author discussion.

Visit your libraries often, both virtually and in person, and I look forward to seeing you there. Should you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact me at 229-225-5252.


Trent Reynolds