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JCPL Computer Services

All locations of the Jasper County Public Library offer a variety of services for accessing the internet and printing those important last-minute documents, such as plane tickets, work vouchers, school assignments and more. For more information, check out our Wireless Services page.

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JCPL Online Databases

Look for a new career, repair a car or a lawnmower, find a lost relative or a good book, or ace your HiSET, GRE or SAT with these free resources exclusive to JCPL Cardholders.

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Hotspots and chargers at your library

Hot Spot Check Out & Device Charging

So that you can easily access Internet from any location, the Jasper County Public Library is offering Hot Spot Check Out, a service that allows adults age 18 and over to check out a portable hotspot device to connect mobile devices such as laptops, smart phones or tablets to the Internet from your home, the park, the coffee shop or any other location.

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Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a program that allows you to attempt to borrow items not owned by JCPL from other libraries around the country. For more information, read on.

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Research at JCPL


Our Reference Policy

The Jasper County Public Library regards as valid every reference question asked by any patron. All questions will be given equal consideration, and each will be answered as accurately and completely as possible within a reasonable time limit. Full library service will be available to all patrons and no questions asked by a patron will be considered unanswerable. Each of the libraries in the JCPL system provides full reference service. Questions are answered by phone, in person, or by mail. Read our full Reference Policy.

Helpful Links and Pathfinders

JCPL Databases
Explore exclusive reference material to help you navigate information online. Most information only available to library patrons. These resources, which are digital copies of printed newspaper articles, magazines and books, can be used as "non internet" sources in papers.

JCPL's Jasper County Community Information Guide
This collection of links and information is updated annually. Find links to community agencies to help with your government and social needs, including:

  • Community Groups
  • Area Online Newspapers
  • Contact your Local Government
  • Your state and federal government
  • Area Schools and Universities
  • Employment Assistance

What do I do after High School?
Links to local and state scholarship opportunities

Tax Forms
Links to federal and state forms

JCPL Local Government Guide
Updated annually: links and information for local elected representatives from the township to the federal level, polling places, election results and how to register to vote.

Ask a Librarian

This service allows you to ask our Reference Staff a question using our handy form. These questions are read and answered by the JCPL Reference Staff. We will make every attempt to respond within 48 hours of your request.

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