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...

July
31
2015

Teen Summer Reading Finale It s time to celebrate Join us as we wrap up the 2015 ...

August
6
2015

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

September
7
2015

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

September
7
2015

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

September
10
2015

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

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