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 ...


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

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    Find out what is happening at the Johnson City Public Library. Search for events and activities by keyword, event type, age group, and presenter. Advanced calendar features can remind you about events you like by Email and let you share them on Facebook.

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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.

Last Week of Teen Summer Reading

Rising 6th to 12th graders are invited to attend the library’s Teen Arrowverse Event on Tuesday, July 28 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Jones Meeting Room. This program is inspired by DC’s popular TV and comic book characters: the Green Arrow and the Flash! Teens will be able to make their own functional (but safe) bow and arrows, participate in speed games, create Star Labs and Queen Consolidated t-shirts, and more. This program is free and open to the public but registration is required. Call Youth Services at 423-434-4458 to sign up.

Teens who have participated in the 2015 Teen Summer Reading Program at the Johnson City Public Library are invited to attend a special finale to celebrate their accomplishment on Friday, July 31, at 5:00 p.m. in the Jones Meeting Room. There will be an ice cream sundae bar to enjoy and all the TSRP grand prizes will be given away at the event including two tickets to Dollywood, gift certificates to Real to Reel Movie Theatre and Hot Topic, and a large gift basket from! This program is free and open to the public, and no registration is required.

Computer Classes on Tuesday Evenings in July and August

Dr. Jim Pohle’s popular computer classes on Wednesdays at noon are also offered on Tuesday evenings through the months of July and 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