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 of Champions
Qualifier #2 - Saturday, July 21, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Qualifier #3 - Saturday, August 18, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Finals - Saturday, September 15, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library

STEM @ Your Library

Make it with Makey Makey
Tuesday, July 24, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Tuesday, July 31, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Tuesday, August 7, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Monday, August 13, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 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.

Circuit Scribe
Wednesday, July 18, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Tuesday, July 31, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Tuesday, August 7, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Wednesday, August 15, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Learn to use the Circuit Scribe conductive ink pen to draw your own circuit.
Attendees must be 8 years or older.

Coding Events

Binary Bracelets

Monday, July 23, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Monday, August 13, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Use your birthday or your initials to generate a bead pattern based on binary.
Attendees Must be 6 Years or order.

Minecraft Coding
Wednesday, July 25, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Thursday, July 26, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Thursday, August 9, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Monday, August 20, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Monday, August 20, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Struble Room, Chester County Library
Minecraft, the popular video game, can also be used to learn coding. You will learn how to code by using Redstone, Minecraft’s version of electrical wiring.
Attendees Must be 9 Years or order.


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

Hardware:
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

Resources
Learning Express Library database
JTC Blog