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.

OWL Catalog


Event Calendar

Coming Soon...

May
25
2015

Library Closed for Memorial Day The Johnson City Public Library will be closed Sunday May 24th and ...

June
1
2015

Summer Reading Begins! Summer reading begins for Youth Services Teens and Adults on June 1 ...

June
8
2015

Bright Star Theatre presents "Happily Ever After" An hilarious rendition of some of the best from the Grimm Brothers ...

June
27
2015

Comic Con! Join us for special guest speakers an art contest children s activities prizes ...

July
4
2015

Library Closed for Independence Day The Johnson City Public Library is closed for the holiday Happy 4th ...

Monday-Thursday:
9 to 8
Friday:
9 to 6
Saturday:
10 to 6
Sunday:
Closed
Phone:
423-434-4450
Fax:
423-434-4469
Dial-a-Story:
423-928-1159

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Mission and Values

cat-in-the-hatMission Statement

Through both traditional materials and emerging technologies, Johnson City Public Library offers a multitude of learning opportunities and entertainment choices in a dynamic center for the community.

–Approved by the Board of Directors, July 14, 2009

Statement of Organizational Values

  1. Customer Focus: We value delivering high quality and speedy customer service in a friendly, good-humored atmosphere.
  2. Freedom of Information: We value providing materials of sound factual data and honest opinion representing all points of view on topics of public interest and importance.
  3. Quality: We value quality in all aspects of the library experience, including delivering knowledgeable service and maintaining the best possible collection of materials.
  4. Respect and Integrity: We value upholding the highest standards of integrity and credibility and place a high premium on honesty and responsibility, respecting our patrons and each other. We make every effort to be the best possible stewards of public resources.
  5. Education and Learning: We value learning opportunities and support formal education and lifelong learning.
  6. Adaptability: We value our willingness and ability to recognize and adapt to new circumstances and opportunities. We accept change as a natural element of our 21st century library.

–Approved by the Board of Directors, July 14, 2009