The library has made available to the public 4 desktop computers for use by community members who need to file for unemployment benefits. The library’s WiFi is also available to those who have their own wireless device.
Even though the library building is currently closed, we want to ensure that members of the public still have access to the resources they need.
Using the computer is free but does require a C.R.I.T. library card. You may download an application from our website, sign it, and bring to the library. You may then reserve a time slot. You will then be contacted when a computer is available.
The computer is set up with single-use mouse and keyboard covers to help protect against the spread of COVID-19. Users are still encouraged to wear masks and wash their hands before and after using the computer.
The C.R.I.T. Library is located at 2nd Avenue and Mohave Road in Parker, Arizona. Phone number: 669-1332 or 669-1333.
If you or someone you know needs to file for unemployment benefits but does not have access to a computer, please keep this option in mind. If you do have access to a computer of your own, you can file online at: https://des.az.gov/services/employment/unemployment-individual
Note that the unemployment website has been seeing high usage and may be down for some periods of time Sundays and Mondays are their busiest filing days. If you can wait until later in the week to file your voucher, you may have a more seamless experience.
To file for unemployment, you will need a number of pieces of information. These may include:
A valid email address and a password you can use for Uplink, the unemployment insurance online filing system (your claim will not be processed without a valid email address);
Your complete name, date of birth, and address, including zip code;
Your Social Security number (your claim will not be processed without it);
Driver’s license or state identification card;
Name, address, and telephone number of all your employers for the last 2 years;
Dates worked (start and end dates) for all your employers for the last 2 years;
The reason you are no longer employed by all of your employers for the last two years;
Check stubs for your current or most recent employer(s);
Information about your pension, retirement, 401(K), or other payments.
Note that it may take up to three weeks after applying to receive your benefits.