Jacobs Technology Center

In 2008, the Chester County Library  public computer center was renamed in honor of Mr. John W. Jacobs for his generous bequest to the Chester County Library Trust.  The Jacobs Technology Center (JTC) has 20 computers for use by the public for up to two hours.  A valid Chester County Library System card is recommended but not required. Typically, there is no wait for a computer; however, you may reserve one in advance here. The Center is open during all library hours, but closes 10 minutes prior to the library closing.  The Center also includes a Digital Media Lab & Makerspace (DMLM).  Please contact us at 610-280-2666 for more information or visit our DMLM page.

The staff of the Jacobs Technology Center is highly skilled in the use of various software applications and offer FREE hands-on workshops for various skill levels to suit your needs.

Featured Programs

Super Smash Bros Tournament
Saturday, April 14, 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library

Making Handmade Greeting Cards
Saturday, April 28, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Handmade greeting cards are thoughtful and unique. Join us to learn how to use the ScanNCut machine to create your own exquisite greeting cards. In this class, we will make a greeting card such as a birthday card or a Mother’s day card by using the ScanNCut machine that is available in the Digital Media Lab and Makerspace. After this class, you can use the techniques you learned to bring your own materials and creative ideas to the Digital Media Lab and Makerspace area to create any greeting card or paper crafting ideas on the ScanNCut machine.
All materials for this class are provided without fees.

STEM @ Your Library

Make it with Makey Makey
Thursday, March 22, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Wednesday, April 28, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Join us to explore basic electronics. Create circuits and switches, light up LEDs, and invent something out of the everyday objects around you. Have you ever wanted to make a working game controller out of play doh, or a banana piano? Makey Makey is a small kit that allows anyone to be an inventor!
Attendees must be between the ages of 6 to 12 years old

In addition to our computers, the John W. Jacobs Technology Center is equipped with the following

One Black and White printer

One color printer
CD and DVD readers and writers
Two flatbed scanners
Three document feeder scanners

Software Applications:
Microsoft Office 2013
Internet Explore
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome
Adobe Photoshop CS on designated PCs
Adobe Photoshop Element on designated PCs

Learning Express Library database
JTC Blog