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

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Teen Make & Take- Christmas Cards Join us to make a special art project and then take it ...


MSHA Project Employment Hope Job Fair The Johnson City Public Library is hosting a job fair for Mountain ...


Story Stretchers Children in early elementary grades listen to a story and do an ...


Online Shopping Tips Interested in learning how you can save some time with your seasonal ...


JCPL to March in the Christmas Parade Look for the library in the annual Christmas Parade on December 5th ...

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  • JCPL Event Calendar

    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.

November Program Guide

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

Thanksgiving Schedule

The library will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25 and will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. The library will resume normal operating hours on Saturday, November 28.

For more information about library hours and services call 434-4450,

Paving Our Future Together: 120 Years of Service Engraved Brick Fundraiser

In honor of our 120 years of service to the community, Johnson City Public Library is offering to the public a unique opportunity to show their support on a commemorative brick. Individuals, families, groups and organizations and teams can show their pride in their local library by purchasing a brick. A commemorative brick is a wonderful way to honor someone or to create a lasting memorial. Commemorative bricks also make a unique gift for a birthday or other special occasion. Bricks will be placed on the front steps of the library on each of two landings.

Help Our Garden Grow: Pollinator Garden Fundraiser

New landscaping is coming to the front of our library! To address storm water runoff in downtown Johnson City, the Johnson City Public Library has begun work on a new landscaping plan that includes the installation of a new storm water infiltration system to capture rainfall from the library’s roof. The library is also creating garden beds with amended soils and native plants to support butterflies, bees, and other pollinators. The planned pollinator meadow will feature grasses and flowering plants such as lavender, columbine, butterfly weed, and hydrangeas. Library patrons can support this project by sponsoring plants or donating towards the landscaping project as a whole. A display in the library’s galleria provides more information about the garden and how patrons can donate.

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.

2016 Election Resources

Campaigning for the 2016 election has begun! Learn how to register to vote, where and when to vote, and find websites to help you research the candidates on our 2016 Election page.

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