Everything you need to know about current Tacoma Public Library services.

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Visit a Library

The following locations are now open for in-building services: Fern Hill, Kobetich, Main (limited services in lobby), Moore, South Tacoma, Swasey, and Wheelock. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing. Find out how to Visit a Library.
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Holds Pickup

Holds pickup is available at all Tacoma Public Library locations and the Eastside Community Center.

There are two ways to pick up your holds:

Holds Pickup hours at Eastside Community Center: 

Tuesday   12p.m.–2 p.m.  

Note that this is a walk-up service (no phone available) at the café window and is available on Tuesdays only. 



How to borrow physical materials from Tacoma Public Library:

  1. Make an appointment for Contactless Holds Pickup 
  2. Visit a Library building during our service hours
  3. Use your library card, opens a new window (eCard or physical card) to access eBooks, eAudiobooks, and streaming movies and TV shows, opens a new window via our eResources, opens a new window.

In addition, library patrons can utilize Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to borrow materials from a network of libraries.


Tacoma Public Library is accepting returns at all locations, including the bookdrop at Eastside Community Center. Bookdrops are available 24/7.



Services at Your Neighborhood Library

Click the name of your library to find out what services it is currently offering:

Library Services at Eastside Community Center, opens a new window
  • Book Drops open 24/7
Main Library Northwest Room and Digital Media Lab open by appointment
  • Book Drops open 24/7
Mottet Library, opens a new window Curbside services available
  • Book Drops open 24/7
  • Holds pick up (appointment and walk-up)
  • Library card sign-ups and renewals
  • Program Kits
  • Public restrooms, computers, printing, and copying are not available.
All other Locations Open for in-building services
  • Book Drops open 24/7


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