Public Technology

Please note: due to COVID-19, our building is temporarily closed to the public. Some of the information below may not apply.

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Johnson City Public Library offers free WiFi for anybody in the building. We also offer free computer use for members during library hours! The JCPL Computer Center is on the second floor of the library and contains 30 computers. Any members who are 13 or older can access the computers for 240 minutes per day during library hours. Guests under the age of 13 and their parents can access computers in the Youth Services area on the first floor of the library.

Public WiFi

Public WiFi is available throughout the building during our operating hours. Choose “JCPL WiFi” on your phone, tablet, or laptop to connect. You don’t need a password to connect to the public network.

Accessing the Computers

The library computers can’t 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. If you’re only visiting the area for a short period of time, you can get a Computer Center card at the Information Desk. A Computer Center card is free and good for 90 days. 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 headphones with you to the Computer Center. While the library doesn’t provide headphones for patrons to borrow, you can purchase a pair 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 Computer Center feature 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, email the files to yourself or bring a USB flash drive to store them. If you don’t have a USB drive, you can purchase one at the Information Desk for a small fee.