Public Technology

Free Public WiFi

Free WiFi is available throughout the building. Choose “JCPL WiFi” on your personal device to connect. You don’t need a password to connect to the public network.

Using the Computer Center

JCPL cardholders who are ages 13 and older can use our second-floor Computer Center for 240 minutes per day. Guests under 13 and their caregivers can use the computers in the Children’s Library on the first floor.

Library computers can’t be reserved and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

To log onto library computers, use your library card number as your user ID and your last name as your password. If you don’t have a library card but are from the area, click here for more information on how to get one. If you are visiting the area and are unable to get a library card, see Information Desk staff for temporary computer access. You must show a current photo ID to get a computer card.

The Computer Center is a quiet area, so please silence your cellphone, keep conversation to a minimum, and use headphones when listening to something. We don’t have headphones to borrow, but you can purchase a pair at the Information Desk for $3. Food and drinks are not allowed in the Computer Center.

Computers in the Computer Center have the Microsoft Office Suite and photo editing software. Please note that anything you save on the computer will be deleted once you log off for your security. To save files for later use, email them to yourself or bring a USB flash drive to store them. You can purchase a USB drive at the Information Desk for a small fee.