Miller Branch Computer Learning Resource Center (CLRC) is the first of its kind in the history of the Jersey City Free Public Library and the City of Jersey City. The CLRC was erected in 1994. Built around the concept of self-paced video instructions, the Center boasts the latest in IBM and Macintosh-compatible hardware and a bevy of software offerings. One can come into the Center and study for the SAT, GRE, LSAT, and GED.
Other equipment featured by CLRC are HP full-page color scanners; HP Laser Printers; Miracle Piano Teaching System; Internet and Listening Center with a 27- inch television and VCR, a CD compact disc, cassette tape and record player, and a variety of CDs for your listening pleasure.
The CLRC is now on-line and the usage is very high. In addition, the IBM Room has a HP Laser Color Printer, full-page scanner, and eight Gateway 2000 computers; four with 21-inch monitors and four with 17-inch monitors. Each PC has its own laser printer. Users of the CLRC have logged in more than 25,000 hours on the IBM computers alone.
In November 1995, Miller Branch unveiled the "MacBret Room" displaying four brand new state-of-the-art computer, laser printer, full-page color scanner and two 13-inch TV/VCR combos with cordless headphones to be used with instructional videos.
A Message From Priscilla Gardner
I thank God for giving my husband and me the vision, courage, and the commitment to bypass all obstacles in making this Computer Resource Learning Center a reality. Special thanks to my husband, Tony and our son, Curtis, for continuing to give their support, time and energy to the citizens of Jersey City, and other cities.