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Due to the nature of networked communications, it would be impractical for the library to exclude access to any networked information source. The responsibility for what is viewed and read is that of the reader, or in the case of minors, the responsibility of the parents or guardians of the minor.
As of July 1, 2012 the Juneau Public Libraries are working toward compliance with the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) by employing a low level of content filtering at the Downtown Library which may be declined by users age 17 and older. We are working toward deploying a similar system at all three branches by 2015 in order to continue to recieve discounts on our telecomunications bills.
The reference staff at the Juneau Public Library are available seven days a week to answer your Internet questions:
- How do I connect to the Internet?
- How do I find the information I need?
- How can I retrieve that infomation in a useable format?
Reference Desk Hours are: Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 12 noon to 5 p.m.
Reference and Internet help may be reached by:
- Phone: 586-5267
- FAX: 586-5383
The Juneau Public Library does not supply e-mail accounts. Users may create and access web-based email accounts at the library Internet computers.
The library provides a variety of audiovisual equipment and media services for library users. Some are available for checkout while others may be used only in the library.
Items available for use within the libraries include:
- Laptop computers
- Video conferencing equipment (see Video Conferencing Service below)
- Document Cameras
- Scanners (Downtown and Douglas).
- Teleconferencer (Downtown)
- Photo copiers
Items available for check-out to registered adult users include:
- Photo Slide projectors (Juneau and Valley)
- Kill-a-Watt Energy Monitors
There is a $5 per item, per day charge for the use photo slide projectors and teleconferencer. We suggest that you reserve equipment in advance. Call the library nearest you for information.
VIDEO CONFERENCING SERVICES
The Juneau Public Libraries offer video conferencing in 3 public meeting rooms (Downtown Large Meeting Room, Valley Library Meeting Room, Douglas Library Meeting Room). This network has the capability to connect video enabled rooms in 95 libraries across the state as well as educational and cultural organizations around the world! This equipment comes to JPL as part of the Alaska OWL (Online with Libraries) Project.
The 60", wall-mounted video monitors may be used to provide interactive video conferencing programs and can also be connected to a laptop and/or digital document camera for in-room presentations (VGA and HDMI cables supplied, bring your own adapters for Macs). Check out the remote control and instructions from library staff with a photo ID. If you are interested in hosting a video conference please follow these steps, advanced reservation is required and is limited to library open hours and meeting room availability.
- Contact Andi Hirsh, Electronic Services Librarian: 907-586-0442, or email to provide required information to help the library request a video conference connection on your behalf. Your request will be “PENDING” until you receive confirmation from the library that your event can be supported at the scheduled date/time. PLEASE NOTE: It is recommended that you wait to receive a “CONFIRMATION” before advertising your event.
- You will receive confirmation of your video conference request from library staff within 7-10 business days.
- At this time your video conference event is confirmed! Please arrive early to allow for sufficient set up time for your event.