Minecraft Java Edition is available to play on some public computers at each Washington County Library branch. You can play using your own account or one of our free public accounts.

To use a free public account, visit a WashCoLib branch and speak to a staff member.

You will need to fill out the Minecraft Player Form the first time you play. You can build your own world or play on a third-party server. 

Individuals using the library’s Minecraft accounts must abide by the Washington County Library Policy on Internet Use. This policy can be read and accepted upon logging into any of our public computer stations. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Minecraft?

Minecraft is a sandbox video game – players can jump in to build, break, and play with blocks. Players can extract raw materials, craft tools and items, build structures, and interact with other players cooperatively or competitively. 

What is a Minecraft server?

Servers are online worlds that allow players to play together, also known as multiplayer. They are created by partners where players can go for different experiences.

What is the difference between Minecraft Java Edition and the other versions of Minecraft?

Minecraft Java Edition is the original version of Minecraft and is only playable on PC. The other editions are collectively known as Minecraft Bedrock Edition, and are available on gaming consoles, mobile devices, and Windows 10. 

Java Edition caters to more serious Minecraft players and allows for more mods, customization, and access to massive multiplayer servers. Bedrock Edition is used for more casual play and multiplayer cross-play (ex: you can play with friends even if you’re on a Nintendo Switch and they are on a mobile device).