Public Technology

The Johnson City Public Library Computer Center, located on the second floor of the library, contains thirty computers available for patrons aged 13 years and older who have a library card. Computers can be accessed for 180 minutes per day during library hours. Patrons under the age of 13 and their parents can access computers in the Youth Services area on the first floor of the library.

Accessing the Computers

The library computers cannot be reserved and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

To log in to the computers, Johnson City Public Library patrons use their library card as their user ID and their last name as their password. If you do not have a JCPL library card but you live in the area, visit get a library card for more information on how to register, including information on the two forms of identification you will need to bring. If you are only visiting the area for a short period of time, you can purchase a Computer Center card at the Information Desk, good for 90 days. A Computer Center card costs $1.00 and you must provide current photo identification.

The Computer Center is a quiet space for patrons to work, so we ask that you silence your cell phone and keep conversation to a minimum. If you need to listen to something on the computer, please bring a pair of head phones with you to the Computer Center. While the library does not provide head phones for patrons to borrow, you can purchase a pair of head phones at the Information Desk for $3.00. No food or drinks are allowed at the computer stations. Anyone using the Johnson City Public Library’s computers must abide by all library policies.

Computers in the Johnson City Public Library Computer Center are loaded with a variety of software, including the Microsoft Office suite and photo editing software. Please note that for your privacy and security, when you log off of a library computer any documents or files you saved on the computer will be lost. If you want to save files for later use, e-mail the files to yourself or bring a USB flash drive to store them. If you do not have a USB drive, you can purchase one at the Information Desk for a small fee.

Printing, Copying, Scanning, and Faxing

The Computer Center has printing facilities available to the public. Printing on letter size paper (8-1/2 x 11) in black-and-white costs $0.15 per page, and printing in color costs $0.50 per page.  Payments are made using a coin and one dollar bills only.

For your copying needs, the library offers a color copier, which can make both color and black and white copies. It also prints in three different paper sizes: letter (8-1/2 x 11), legal (8-1/2 x 14), and ledger (11 x 17).  Copying prices are as follows:  letter and legal size black and white: $0.15 per page; ledger size black and white: $0.25 per page; Letter and legal size color: $0.50 per page; ledger size color: $1.00 per page.

If you require any assistance in the printing or copying process, please ask a library staff member at the Information Desk.

We have multiple methods available to scan documents available for free, please ask at the Information Desk for help determining what method of scanning will meet your needs.

The Johnson City Public Library offers self-service faxing for the public in the second floor Computer Center. Patrons can send up to 15 pages at $1.75 for the first page and $1 for each additional page for faxes sent within the US, Canada, or the Caribbean. The fax machine is provided through the third-party FaxScan24.  A credit or debit card will be required for payment. Any additional questions, comments, or concerns should be directed through their customer service number at 1-888-271-5666.

Public WiFi

Public WiFi is available throughout the building during our operating hours. Choose “JCPL WiFi” on your phone, tablet, or laptop to connect.  No password is required.