Johnson City Public Library Has a New Website at www.JCPL.org
Hi, thanks for stopping in today! We’re rolling out our new website at www.jcpl.org, and we want to help you find the information you need while you’re there.
The biggest change will be the first thing you notice when you visit the new site—we’ve put the search box right at the top of the page. We know you rely on us to find the books and media you need, and we want to make that as easy as possible. We’ve also integrated READS (our online eBook and Audiobook download service) into that search box, so now you’ll see every book we have in every format. You’ll also notice we have some drop-down menus just below the search bar that will guide you to more information about the library and our programs and services. All the biggest news about the library is posted at the top of the main page as well.
We’ve worked hard to make the new site easier to use and read. It responds to your device and will look and work great on your phone or tablet, and a lot of the things we used to do on paper can now be done online through the website, including requesting items. We’re also upgrading a lot of our online resources, so watch for our revamped Online Information Desk pages coming soon. One more thing on the horizon is a brand-new website designed to help you connect with organizations based here in Johnson City. It’s not quite ready to go yet, but we’ll let you know when it’s launched. We think you’re gonna love it!
Please check out the Johnson City Public Library’s new website at www.jcpl.org. Don’t forget to update any bookmarks or favorites you have on your browser, because www.jcpl.net won’t work for much longer.
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This Old Website Goes Away on December 31, 2017
But until then, feel free to use this as you always have. However, we will not be updating library news, event calendars, and information found through our menus. We encourage you to join us at www.JCPL.org, and if you have trouble finding anything, please contact us.
Best Browsers for Using the New Website
Our advice for Internet users is keep web browsers updated. That is because the browser creators are constantly adding new features and capabilities to them. They diligently work to make browsers more secure.
We strive to make sure our websites work well on the latest versions of following five web browsers:
Google Chrome: Search engine giant Google’s own browser app, Google Chrome, is a powerful web browsing tool and is highly regarded and favored by many website developers for its commitment to user security, privacy, and wide compatibility with most websites. For more information about Chrome and to install it on your computer, visit google.com/chrome/. Chrome is also available for Android, MacOS and IOS (Apple iPhone, iPad, etc.).
Mozilla Firefox: If you prefer a browser developed by the open source movement, you might like Mozilla Firefox. The Firefox browser effort remains committed to supporting the standards established by the World Wide Web Consortium. Find this browser online at Mozilla Firefox.
Microsoft Edge Browser: For users with Windows 10, the Microsoft Edge browser is the future for those who prefer using Microsoft products to use the Internet. See Get to Know Microsoft Edge for details on how to access Microsoft Edge and the advantages to using this app.
Internet Explorer: The latest, and last, version of Internet Explorer is version 11. Previous versions are no longer updated and supported by Microsoft. For information about how to upgrade to Internet Explorer 11, please refer to Support for Older Versions of Internet Explorer Ended, available on the Microsoft website.
Apple Safari: Our last recommendation is the Apple Safari browser, but only for Macintosh OS and IOS (iPhone, iPad, etc.) devices. We do not recommend Safari for Windows because Apple stopped its maintenance and development efforts for that browser in 2012.
Browser Market Share Trivia
Browser market share statistics show web designers and developers which browsers they need to support when creating new websites. Unbeknownst to many Internet users, the software engineers at Microsoft, Google, Apple, and other developers have to interpret standards documents created by the World Wide Web Consortium and decide how they will render (present) websites. That is why a website might look a little different when viewed in another browser; the standards leave some wiggle room for the browser creators to implement features (like drop-down boxes) as they see fit.
That fact challenges web designers and developers who prefer their web creations to look and behave the same for every browser their customers use. For example, sometimes code written for the Google Chrome browser “breaks” Internet Explorer. Thus, developers have to write multiple versions of websites, or at least parts of them, to ensure compatibility across as many of them as they can feasibly (and affordably) achieve. Thus, developers pay careful attention to web browser market share statistics to guide their decisions on which browsers to target for compatibility with their website projects.
We are becoming JCPL.org
Believe it or not, in 2000, when we launched our first website with the letters JCPL, we wanted to use the domain JCPL.org. But that name already belonged to another public library in the northeast. A couple years ago, that library chose a new web name and released JCPL.org. Now that it belongs to us, we believe it is an appropriate domain name for us as we move forward in the 21st Century.
Please join us at www.JCPL.org.