JCPL is a member of OWL, the Organization of Watauga Libraries. All public libraries in Carter, Greene, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington counties share a common computerized catalog system. With this system, patrons can find and request books from any OWL library.

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Avoid Identity Theft Learn how to deter detect and defend against identity theft This Federal ...


Regular Library Hours Resume The Johnson City Public Library resumes regular hours from Labor Day through ...


Library Closed for Labor Day The library is closed for the Labor Day holiday ...


Abrahan Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, the Constitution and the Civil War History professor Dr Andrew Slap from East Tennessee State University will give ...


Lincoln film screening Stephen Spielberg s 2012 film Lincoln follows Abraham Lincoln s fight to abolish slavery ...

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August Program Guide

We have activities and events planned for all ages at your library! Click on the link to download our monthly program guide.

Friends of the Library Summer 2015 Newsletter

The newest Friends of the Library newsletter has been published! If you want to find out more about the Friends of the Library, click Support Us in the menu above and click on any Friends link.

Protecting Family, Finances, and Your Future

For the past twelve years, identity theft has been the number one consumer complaint to the Federal Trade Commission. A free program on Thursday, August 6 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the Johnson City Public Library Computer Center will focus on how to best protect you and your family from this serious threat. Rick Hardin of Harvard Risk Management will discuss the various types of identity theft and offer solutions and options should an identity be breached. Johnson City Police Department’s Special Investigator Justin Adams will discuss types of identity crime seen in the Johnson City area.

Computer Classes on Tuesday Evenings in August

Dr. Jim Pohle’s popular computer classes on Wednesdays at noon are also offered on Tuesday evenings through the month of August. At 6:30 p.m. in the library’s Computer Center, Dr. Pohle will teach classes on a variety of topics. Find upcoming library computer classes on the library’s events calendar.

Library Summer Hours

Summer hours for the Johnson City Public Library are 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, and the library is closed on Sunday. For more information about library hours and services call 434-4450.

Using the OWL Catalog

We have assembled a useful page to help patrons adjust to the new catalog. Check it out!

Meet the New Library System

The OWL (Organization of Watauga Libraries) Consortium, consisting of Johnson City Public Library and nine other library systems in upper east Tennessee and Bristol, Virginia, has completed its migration to a new library system. Our system has a new domain name to bookmark and use:

During the migration, we transferred all of our library accounts, including their account information, current check outs, holds, fines, etc. You will login to your account using your library card number (such as 22488001234567) and your password (PIN). Your password will be your last name. If you experience any difficulties accessing your OWL account, please call us during regular hours at 423-434-4450.

Our system is by SirsiDynix, one of the leading library system vendors in the world. To this system, we will be adding new features and telling you about them in this space in the coming weeks. In the meantime, we invite you to explore your new catalog at